Why Its Important To Activate Your Butt

You can be hip thrusting, deadlifting and squatting until the cows come home but if you don’t activate those glutes to begin with- ain’t no booty building happening here!

What are the glutes?

The term “glutes” or as they are more formally known “gluteal muscles” consist of 3 separate muscles. Think of these as a 3-player team each with their own key function, of equal importance.

Gluteus Maximus – Aka the powerhouse of the booty. This is the most superficial of the glute muscles and is responsible for the movement of the hip and our posture. It is also the largest muscle in the body.

Gluteus Medius – This is the muscle on the side of your bum and lies underneath your gluteus maximus. It is strongly associated with the tracking of your knees and movement of the hips.

Gluteus Minimus – This is the smallest of the 3 glute muscles and is associated with rotation at the hip join and stabilising the pelvis.

The Best Glute Activation Exercises

• Crab walks with a resistance band

• Donkey Kicks

• Clam with a resistance band

• Glute bridge (double/ single leg)

with rotation at the hip join and stabilising the pelvis.

The Best Glute Activation Exercises

• Crab walks with a resistance band

• Donkey Kicks

• Revive Crazy Clam with a resistance band

• Glute bridge (double/ single leg)

Although building strong glutes looks great – it’s also hugely important for posture, injury prevention and increased athletic power so before any lower body resistance training or cardio- fire up those bad boys to really feel the burn.

Have a BOOTY-FUL day!

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