We're still in the hip!
So we've covered the three Glutes (or - gluteals ) but underneath them live SIX small muscles that sit deep & horizontally and all do the same action - starting with: Inferior Gemellus! read on !
Love this drawing of Inferior Gemellus by "Rasche" who I couldn't find anywhere online but this image links back to Michigan University.
Inferior: meaning "below" (and also a hint that there may be "superior" version of this muscle)
Gemellus : Latin root for 'born together' or 'twins' (another hint that this muscle has another version, a buddy -also.. Gem > Gemini > twins?!
Inferior Gemellus Muscle Attachment Points
Origin: Ischial Tuberosity (the upper portion)
Insertion: Greater Trochanter of the femur (the upper border)
Inferior Gemellus Muscle Actions
Lateral Rotation (aka external rotation)
of the thigh (femur bone) at the Hip Joint
What Lateral Rotation looks like (standing)
Next week: SUPERIOR GEMELLUS
I'll leave you with this - because I can't Gemellus without thinking