Luke Stevens a strength & conditioning coach, shares his clinical expertise with us and deals with the often asked question: Glutes not firing?
The answer is yes they are as long as you’re standing! The gluteal region is a general term which highlights an area comprising of 3 muscle structures. The Gluteus Maximus is the biggest muscle in the body (however not always the strongest) hence why problems start to take effect. The Gluteus Medius is slightly smaller and then finally Gluteus Minimus is consequently the smallest. Moreover, their actions (See Table) are very important and sometimes complex within the pelvis. This means if the gluteal is inhibited, lower back pain is a likely consequence.