Building stronger glutes

I know glute workouts are all over the social media mostly promoted by already gifted butts. I am writing this blog post on reasons why we need to build stronger glutes.

HEALTH

Reason number one is health, a strong glute will hold the pelvis area. A strong glute will keep the sciatic nerve healthy and a strong glute will support the spine.

SPORTS

Reason number 2 is sports, we should thank the Sr. Contreras, who put the glute training on the spotlight when he decided to do his PhD. specifically in glutes. For all the throwers, sprinters, acrobats, kickers, boxers fellows I know,  this is for you; to train glutes specific will improve the performance on speed and explosiveness.

AESTHETICS

Reason number 3 and maybe the most common is we want to have a rounded, perky muscle that goes perfect with light when the clothes are off.

For all these reasons we need to know more about our own glutes. What are they, how they work and what is their maintenance.

GLUTE MUSCLES

The glutes are divided in 2 groups: One, been the bigger muscles which are the abductors and extenders: Gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and tensor fascia lata. and the other, also important, been the smaller ones which are the rotators: Piriformis, obturator internus, quadratus femoris, Gemelli inferior and superior.

HOW TO PUT TOGETHER AN EFFECTIVE GLUTE TRAINING

“A well balanced gluteal routine involves hip extension exercises, hip hyperextension exercises, hip abduction exercises, and hip external rotation exercises.” –Bret Contreras

STIFF LEG GOOD MORNING

The stiff leg good morning will focus in your glutes and back of your leg (hamstrings) for muscle grow make sure you make 3-5 sets of 8-10 reps. Take in mind the weight you use to create a successful program. If you have no experience with weights, better slightly bend the knees and keep light weight for high reps. Remember to engage core and keep the back neutral.

REVERSE HYPERS

The reverse hypers are not only for glutes and hamstrings strength but also help with lower back decompression. Also do the sets of 3-5 of 8-12 reps for the circuit we will do later on.

Location: Sporthalle Wien Video: Markus Haas

RESISTANCE BAND LATERAL WALKS

The best of the resistance band lateral walks is that it improves stability and strengthens the glutes and abductors. The placement of the band makes a difference. The more away is from the center the more muscle activation it is.

 

MOTION MONDAY | BRINGING BACK THE GLUTES | the struggle is real. They are asleep! ⠀ These are specific moves to activate the Glutes and have an optimum performance in your sport and practice. How many times? It depends what you are doing with your muscles before/after/during but for a short answer is 3x week. ⠀ The struggle is real. Choose wisely. I tell to myself. And I end up training in blocks of major muscles because I want to live life and not stay to long at the gym. Relate? ⠀ There are solutions. – use indoors when is raining, to early, to late, need an specific weight. – use outdoors when you want to smell nature and stay strong, use monkey bars, fitness parks, take resistance bands, use your body weight and others ( partner, friend, dog, neighbor 😜). Want to know about the exercises a secret? More on the blog!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #angieinmotion #gluteworkout #gluteactivation #glutetraining #bootyworkout #gluteousmaximus #gluteus #goodmornings #legraises #sidewalks #strongestmuscle #bootychallenge #strengthtraining #bootybuilding #glutebuilding #strongandpowerful #glutesyndrome #krafttraining #austrianblogger #viennafitness #sporthallewien #resistancetraining #fitnessblogger_at #fitnessbloggers #fitnessblogger_de

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STRONGER GLUTES WORKOUT CIRCUIT

Do a circuit of 8-10 repetitions

Good Morning

Reverse Hyper

Resistance band walks

Rest and repeat 3 more times, rest when needed but keep it short.

Strike this circuit for building stronger glutes 3 times a week and let me know!

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