gluteus maximus keeping it simple
Anatomy in detail.
The largest skeletal muscles of the body, the left and right gluteus maximus muscles form the superficial muscle layer of the buttocks.
The gluteus maximus muscles attach to multiple structures, many more than the current standard description covers.
When the gluteus maximus muscles are engaged (contracting) they exert influence on many structures in the pelvic region, so it is important that they are balanced and working correctly - connecting your Base-Line to legs.
Beneath each gluteus maximus there are many smaller muscles which are prone to stress syndromes when the glutei maximi (plural) are not adequately functioning.
The detailed anatomy of these underlying muscles is unimportant to the healing process, focus on your main muscles of movement working and the rest will sort itself.
Movement should not be painful.
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