Muscular activation patterns during active prone hip extension exercises- Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology Jan. 09.
A popular sports medicine certifying agency uses the prone leg extension test as a method of screening for "gluteus maximus latency". They claim a normal firing pattern goes something like hamstrings, glutes, contralateral erector spinae, ipsilateral. I've yet to see this pattern substantiated in a major scientific journal.
Yeah, I believe there is a plethora of weak butts out there; and all of the dysfunction it causes from ankle sprains to sore backs. I'm just wondering if this test needs to be thrown out. Your 2 cents please.