Further informationThe two other gluteal (buttock) muscles are the gluteus medius and the gluteus minimus. Not only is the gluteus maximus larger than these two, it’s the one on top, or closest to the skin!
ExplorationThe next time you are sitting in a chair, take a minute or two to notice what happens when it’s time to stand up! Try standing slowly. Can you feel your gluteus maximus working?!
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