Gluteus medius: Applied anatomy, dysfunction, assessment, and progressive strengthening

Laura Presswood*, John Cronin, Justin W L Keogh, Chris Whatman

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One of the more common deficits identified by rehabilitation specialists and strength and conditioning practitioners is weakness of the glutei muscles, particularly the gluteus medius (GM). Gluteal weakness can reduce athletic performance and precipitate a number of lower extremity injuries. In this article, we discuss the anatomy and function of the GM musculature, present a review of the current literature pertaining to GM conditioning, and recommend an exercise model based on current strengthening guidelines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-53
Number of pages13
JournalStrength and Conditioning Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes


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