Hopefully you know that your butt is made up of three muscles. The gluteus maximus, gluteus minimus, and the gluteus medius. But do you know that all three have a different purpose? If one is stronger than the other, it can create instability, which increases your chances of injury due to the lack of balance.
A. Gluteus minimus
Smaller of the 3 muscles which is fan-shaped and is the outer muscle which works together with Gluteus Medius to abduct (pull away) your thighs.
B. Gluteus Medius
Is the upper outer part of your booty
Both Medius and Minimus function principally in supporting the body on one leg, in conjunction with the tensor fasciae latae, to prevent the pelvis from dropping to the opposite side.
C. Gluteus Maximus
The largest of the three muscles and it makes up a large portion of the shape and appearance of the hips.
Its most powerful action is to cause the body to regain the erect position after stooping, by drawing the pelvis backward, being assisted in this action by the biceps femoris (long head), semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and adductor magnus.
So now that you have a better understanding of your glute muscles, plan a balanced workout, and do butt exercises that include focusing on all three muscles. If you do this, you can have a stronger and more rounded butt.
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Gluteus Maximus exercises
Gluteus Minimus exercises
This video incorporates all three muscle exercises.
Workout Butt Routines You Can Follow