Or am I thinking about this the wrong way. When I think of a muscle group, I generally think the exercises for it are generally push only or pull only. Like chest, deltoids, triceps, quads and calves are push. While traps, lats, biceps, abs and hamstrings are pull. So where do glutes fall in?
In my experience I feel it the next day in my glutes when I have done lunges the day before, and being lunges are a push exercise, that makes me think that exercises like split squats, stepups and squats would all work the glutes, making it generally a push muscle group.
But I also hear people here, and everywhere really, that to also work the glutes you can do things like DL’s and GM’s and GHR’s, all pulling exercises. Do the glutes fire up doing both?
If yes then wouldn’t doing a push/pull split be overtraining? That’s what I am currently doing, and Deadlifts and Good Mornings show up on the pull, and the next day I am doing deep squats.
The other thing I have considered is this. The glutes are two muscle groups, the gluteus maximus and medius. Do they work separate of eachother, one generally push and the other pull?
Maybe I am over-thinking or approaching this the wrong way in regards to the push/pull. Any opinions or thoughts are welcome.