Glutes get neglected a lot. Often we forget that this area of our body actually serves a purpose beyond being something to sit on.
Throughout my career i’ve dealt with countless individuals who have developed quads, hamstrings, and calves – yet possess sub-par glute development! If this could potentially be you or someone you know, then there’s several reasons why you need to learn to both engage and develop this important muscle group.
Alleviate Back Pain
Your glutes work to stabilize the pelvis throughout a wide variety of movements. If you often suffer from lower back pain, or find that the lumbar spine gets a good “burn” during training, then chances are that your glutes aren’t firing correctly. Properly functioning glutes will help to prevent the back from bearing the brunt of the majority of strength training exercises you perform in your gym routine – so get conditioned and help prevent a trip to “snap city” that can result from forcing your lower back to make up for a weak hind region!
Improve Athletic Performance
Athletic performance relies on powerful hip extension movements, whether its sprinting, jumping or squatting etc. the glutes function in allowing you to powerfully extend your hip joint, propelling your body forward to score that game winning try, jump up and block that opponents basketball/netball and more! The functional stability provided by the whole glute complex (gluteus maximus, minimus and medius) even aids you in squaring off against the opposition as they try to get past you, therefore making you a more formidable foe.
Prevent Knee Pain
Strong glute meds keep the pelvis stable from swaying side to side. When your pelvis isn’t stable, it puts a lot of pressure on your knees and ankles to compensate. So strong, functional glutes can save your knees and even your ankles – warding off trips to the physio or time off from sport/training
If you’re struggling to engage or develop your glutes, contact NovaFit today! Thanks to our no-nonsense approach to training, you can make the most of the most recent developments in Exercise Science and take your results to the next level. email firstname.lastname@example.org