THE ROLE OF THE GLUTES IN RUNNING
We have previously discussed other muscles and muscle groups, and what they do or don't do when it comes to such activities as running. Today let's take a look at what is commonly referred to as glutes.
Glutes or gluteus maximus
is the largest and most superficial of the three gluteal muscles in each buttock that arises from the sacrum, coccyx, back part of the ilium and adjacent structures, that is inserted into the fascia lata of the thigh and the gluteal tuberosity of the femur, and that acts to extend and laterally rotate the thigh. It makes up a large portion of the shape and appearance of the buttocks.
Simply put, the glutes connect the thigh bone and the hip bone. And the most important role
they perform is stabilizing the hips during the "support phase" in running
. Glutes keep your hips, i.e. your GCM, stable, centered and straight - exactly where the hips should be during running. That's it. If anybody assigns any other "important role" to the glutes' work in running, he or she simply does not know or understand the anatomical and biomechanical functions, characteristics and intended work of the glutes.
Glutes, as well as any other muscles or muscle groups, do not directly create the propulsion of the body forward.
Such works as the "EXTENSOR PARADOX IN RUNNING"
allow us to see the reality of the muscles' work, and we will see further proof of this in the future. All scientific proof produced and available so far, points us in this direction.
Article by Dr. Nicholas Romanov
Composed by L. Romanov
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