We all need to know how to strengthen our butt muscles. For almost every lower limb injury and almost every lower back problem will be related to weak glutes! For such massive muscles, they are also very lazy and dysfunctional creating a multitude of problems if their weakness is left unaddressed. So does that mean we need to spend heaps of time isolating our glutes with all types of weird body building or pilates exercises? No. But unfortunately this is what happens in most gyms, and to some extent in the rehab world, because people look a muscles as opposed to movement. If you have not read our article Why Isolated Training Fails & Movement Skill Training Succeeds please read this as it will help to put the rest of this article together for you.
Even though at times we might train individual muscles in the gym, in reality, for any kind of daily life movement it is the way the muscles work together, rather than in isolation, that makes the difference. And if there are broken or weak links, as a result of unbalanced training, injury or poor technique, the rest of the muscles will be affected and will work poorly. (See our article onPiriformis Syndrome for an example of this). And the most common area we find people are weak, besides the abdominal muscles and inner unit stabilizers, is the Glutes, Hamstrings and Back Extensors which is also known as the Posterior Chain.
Original Article : HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOUR GLUTES TO PREVENT INJURY & IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
by : Nick Jack
From : noregretspt.com.au