Cheers to glute muscles! These three major muscles not only look super sexy, but strong glutes can help you avoid future injury. They’re one of the key areas to focus on if you want to enjoy a safe yoga and fitness experience. Now that’s sexy! Before we dive into today’s video on yoga for strong glutes, let’s first chat about why is it so important.
There are three major muscles that make up the glutes – The gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus (and several smaller ones). These muscles work to stabilize the pelvis and hips. Additionally, they support the joint connection of the femur into the hip, along with the rotation and movement of the femur and the back of the upper thigh. These bad boys work hard for you!
The butt muscles, or glutes, are actually important for stabilizing the pelvis. The glutes are known in fitness circles as your body’s engine, not only because they’re the largest muscle group in the body, but also because they’re involved in most athletic functions, says Bret Contreras, C.S.C.S., coauthor of Strong Curves: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body. In fact, toning the glutes has been shown to help decrease lower back and knee pain while increasing movement in the lower body.
Plus, our butts tend to have it rough in our daily lives. We are sitting on it all of the time! The term “lazy ass” is actually a real problem! Plenty of women are suffering from “gluteal amnesia,” which is a condition where the glutes eventually sit back and make the hamstrings and lower back take on the job of extending the hips and rotating the femur. Yikes!
So, men and women alike, let’s take care of our booty’s.
This yoga class specifically targets the glute muscles:
Looking for more glute exercises? I’ve got another blog post for you >
I hope you enjoy toning your back side. This is one of my favorite areas to work on that body 🙂
Questions? Ask away in the comments below! I am always happy to help.
Keep being a badASS 😛