The largest of the three gluteal muscles, the gluteus maximus is the muscle which composes the main bulk of the gluteal area. Responsible for the adduction and extension of the hip, the gluteus maximus is often stimulated greatly from dead lift variations.
The stiff leg dead lift is an exercise which will effectively target the gluteus maximus via extension of the hip joint, although exercises which involve the adduction or lateral abduction of the hip will stimulate the gluteus maximus.
When training for muscular size it is often best to train in a rep range of 6-12 repetitions, although there is often much debate on the optimal rep range. It would be advisable to experiment with different ranges to see which suits you.
Gluteus Maximus courtesy of Fitness Uncovered - Bodybuilding & Fitness
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