Whether you’re an athlete, exercise lover, or want to get back in shape, it’s important to focus on some of the key muscles that make up your back chain. Consisting of the lower back, gluteus muscles, hamstrings and calves, your back chain can be categorized as a strength that helps your body move.
You will quickly find that your gluteal muscles make up a large part of your back chain, and for this reason it deserves our close attention when developing. Divided into three categories, your buttocks include muscles known as Maximus, Medius, and Minimus. Although each muscle plays a role, they all work together to achieve a lot when it comes to body movement.
When studying the strength of your buttocks, it can be easy to measure your progress based on the size of your pants or the reflection you see in the mirror. While it may be tempting to be aesthetic, it is important to recognize that having strong gluteus muscles has many advantages and can help improve the functionality of the hips, prevent injuries, support fat loss and improve overall athletic performance.
Due to the size and interconnectedness of the buttocks, strengthening this muscle group helps stabilize the pelvis and hip joints and can help minimize pressure on the ankles of the knees and lower back. Moreover, working with your buttocks, you simultaneously engage your core and inevitably make your way to the gym.
Considering the energy output needed to build up the gluteal muscles, you will be happy to know that you are also helping to increase metabolism at rest – so that your body will burn more calories.
When it comes to sporting results, strong buttocks are the pinnacle for speeding, changing directions, explosive jumps and slowing down. While different athletes must train according to the requirements of their sport, you will find that strong buttocks are a high priority, regardless of your skill.
Now that we understand the importance of this muscle group – it's time to get started! Check out these three gluten-free workouts that you can perform regardless of your location.
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