Written by Brian Castro, Exercise Physiologist Student at ACU. Article from May 2018
The Importance Of The 'Glute Med'
If someone asked me to list the 5 most important skeletal muscles for joint injury prevention and for everyday function, the gluteus medius, also referred to as the ‘glute med’ would definitely be on that list. We usually hear the terms ‘glutes’ and ‘glute max’ but how often do we hear the term ‘glute med?’ Not very often. The glute med is generally neglected in typical exercise programs, therefore we need to understand its importance. Let’s start with its function.
The glute med is one part of the three gluteal muscles.