What Strong Glutes Can Do For You...

Did you know that having weak glutes is a common problem for most of us?

The problem with this is that glutes are responsible for aiding in pelvis and hip alignment and without glute strength, lower back and hips are left unstable and therefore at risk for injury.  The glutes are comprised of three muscles Gluteus Maximus, one of the largest and strongest muscles in the body. Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Minimus two smaller but very important glute muscles.

The anatomy and functionality of the glutes are responsible for the following movements:

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Could Your Achy Back Be Due to Tight Hamstrings?

Many people complain about a general achy lower back and if you are one of them, please take note: if you have seen a doctor and gone through the basic steps to make sure your back pain is nothing structural and by that I mean no bulging disc, or herniation etc…, see if you can sit on the floor at 90 degrees making sure you are sitting up on your buttocks/glutes (sits bones) with a straight back and with both legs extended in front of you on the floor. If you can do this with ease then your hamstrings are most likely not the culprit of your back pain.

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“Strengthen your core,” what does this really mean? We hear this phrase all the time, yet seem to have very little understanding of its practical use. After thirty years in the fitness industry and seventeen devoted to studying and teaching Pilates, I think it’s about time to make sense of the core – or – to make sense of the core as our floor.

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