The Best Glute Maximus Exercises for Maximum Results πŸ’ͺ (RANKED Lowest to Highest)

By dpope2020

August 2, 2023

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The Best Glute Maximus Exercises for Maximum Results πŸ’ͺ (RANKED Lowest to Highest)

In today's episode we go over The Best Glute Maximus Exercises for Maximum Results πŸ’ͺ (RANKED Lowest to Highest):

Welcome, coaches and clinicians!

Today, we're diving into the super exciting world of glute max exercise and why understanding how to introduce and progress these movements is important for your patient's success.

The gluteus maximus is often referred to as the powerhouse of the hip.  It's a large muscle with a huge capacity for force generation and plays an important role in the rehab process for multiple injuries and pathologies.  Some important ones that come to mind are lower back pain, femoral acetabular impingement syndrome and patellofemoral pain.  During the rehab process we generally need to know how to dose exercises from easy to hard and which exercises give us the best bang for our buck.

In this video we take a look at some recent research to help us decide what is the best glute exercise to use for our patients.  Check out the video below to see what I'm talking about:

My glutes are cooked,

- Dan Pope PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

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References:

  1. Collings TJ, Bourne MN, Barrett RS, Meinders E, GONçALVES BAM, Shield AJ, Diamond LE. Gluteal Muscle Forces during Hip-Focused Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Exercises. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2023 Apr 1;55(4):650-660. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000003091. PMID: 36918403.