Action Review for the Gluteus Maximus Muscle
Gluteus Maximus Hip Extension is its Action Described as:
Synergist: assist in performing the action of Hip Extension
Stabilizers: These muscles maintain dynamic control to allow for extension of the hip.
Antagonists: Muscles that perform the opposite action to the agonist in this case hip extension.
Adittional Actions of the Gluteus Maximus (Synergist)
Get Massage Smart offers the above anatomical information for its educational value and dose not validate its accuracy. Please refer to the following texts and resources.
References & Resources for the muscle anatomy information are:
Sieg and Adams: "Illustrated Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy", 4th edition, 2002, Megabooks Inc,
Muscolino J E: The Muscular System Manual, The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body, ed 3, 2009,
University of Michigan Medical School: Muscle Tables & Illustrations
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