You'll run faster, posture-correct, tone, strengthen, and do so much more by concentrating on the largest, heaviest, and most powerful muscle in your body. The bulk of us, though, work at desk jobs, so we don't give our gluteal muscles the care they need.
1. Good posture comes from a strong glute
The gluteus maximus muscle, along with the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles, make up your bum. Together, these muscles keep your hips, pelvis, and core stable, as well as your torso aligned with your pelvis and your upper body steady, according to Jess.
This means that simply focusing on your glutes during exercise, you may unintentionally improve your posture, which can lessen aches and pains and prevent slouching.
2. Injury prevention is increased with strong glutes
Weak glute muscles are strongly associated with the onset of injuries or aches and pains, including lower back or knee pain, hamstring strains, ankle sprains, and anterior cruciate ligament issues.
According to Jess, if your glutes aren't strong enough for a certain exercise, another muscle or joint will naturally take on that burden. However, this could put too much pressure on a part of the body that wasn't intended to handle it.
Knee pain is one illustration. "Your iliotibial band, a band of connective tissue that runs from your outer thigh to your knee and works with your knee ligaments, is connected to your glutes. Therefore, having weak glutes can cause knee joint pain.
3. You'll feel more fit if you have strong glutes
According to Jess, having strong glutes has benefits that extend beyond speed and can have a significant impact on your overall fitness.
Because you'll be able to jump higher, balance for longer, accelerate and decelerate, and make sharp turns when running, working your glutes will increase your overall fitness and flexibility, according to Jess.
This means that whether you play football, tennis, running, netball, or anything else, if your glute strength improves, you'll gradually notice an improvement in your all-around performance.
The bottom line: A emphasis on glute work actually is advantageous for everything, whether you want to increase your running pace, speed up your metabolism, or develop a pert peach.
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