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A few ways to massage the gluteus maximus muscle include using the forearm for broad strokes, the elbow for depth and the hands to knead the muscles in the buttocks and hips, according to Linda Fehrs, LMT, of the Institu... More »

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The gluteus maximus is the most important muscle in the extension and outward rotation of the hip joint. These muscles stabilize the hip joint and relieve the pressure of the femur, strengthening the structure of the leg... More »

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When someone pulls or strains her gluteus maximus muscle, she tears or overstretches the muscle. This typically occurs during activities that include dancing, extreme jumping and running up hills. Weightlifting exercises... More »

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Pain in the gluteus maximus may be treated with medication, alternating hot and cold, special exercises and rarely surgery, notes Baylor, Scott and White Health. Different conditions can result in pain in the largest but... More »

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When someone pulls or strains her gluteus maximus muscle, she tears or overstretches the muscle. This typically occurs during activities that include dancing, extreme jumping and running up hills. Weightlifting exercises... More »

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According to Dictionary.com, "glutes" is a slang abbreviation that refers collectively to the gluteal muscles, especially the gluteus maximus. These muscles make up the buttocks. This abbreviation is most commonly used i... More »

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The exercises best suited for giving your backside a boost include those that work the three glute muscles, including the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. In addition to walking hills and climbing sta... More »

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