Optimal Patient Position to Maximize Gluteus Maximus Activation During Prone Hip Extension: A Critically Appraised Topic

in International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training
Justin Goins PhD, SCAT, ATC, CSCS * , 1
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Clinical Question: What is the most optimal position to perform the prone hip extension exercise in order to improve the gluteus maximus to hamstring activation ratio? Clinical Bottom Line: There does not appear to be a specific position recommended to perform the prone hip extension exercise in order to activate the gluteus maximus over the hamstrings.

Goins (goinsj@mailbox.sc.edu) is with the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA.

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