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Anatomy in detail.

GLUTEUS MAXIMUS

gluteus maximus muscles highlighted on skeleton. Almost diamond shaped covering the buttocks.  wide and flat.

The largest skeletal muscles of the body, the left and right gluteus maximus muscles form the superficial muscle layer of the buttocks.

gluteus maximus keeping it simple

The gluteus maximus muscles attach to multiple structures, many more than the current standard description covers.

gluteus maximus attachments in detail. The pelvic bones, ligaments, fascia as listed above. Anatomy merges together, the many forms of connective tissue blending muscle and bone - it's everywhere so don't think of muscles as individual structures, rather contractile fibers within a web of connective tissue, the gluteus maximus being the largest muscles of the body - hands on buttocks feel them tighten.

Attachments:

The gluteus maximus muscles cover a lot of complicated anatomy in the posterior pelvic region.

For example, many smaller muscles (including the piriformis, gluteus minimus and gluteus medius) and a complex web of connective tissues which are prone to stress and pain when the when the gluteus maximus are not fully utilised.

pelvis pictures

right buttock. the most superficial muscle the gluteus maximus has been removed to expose the many smaller muscles that lie underneath, it is some complicated anatomy with the underlying muscles prone to syndromes and strain when the covering gluteus maximus is adequately used.

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