The gluteal muscles (glutes) are a group of three muscles which make up the buttocks: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and the gluteus minimus. Collectively, they are one of the workhorses of the body. They help support your body when you stand, help you push off the ground and give you better overall balance. When your glutes are strong, every activity you do is positively impacted.
The more you sit, the weaker your glutes become. Our days are becoming less and less active, with many people sitting in a car or on the train to and from work, and then spending most of their day sitting at a desk looking at a computer screen. It's more important than ever that we spend time strengthening our muscles to undo all the effects of sitting down for so much of our day.
The key to speed!
Strong glutes are also key factor when it comes to producing power, so if you’re looking to get faster, jump higher and be more explosive on the court or field then strengthening your glutes is essential. Men and women from elite to recreational athletes all the way to sedentary individuals can benefit from strengthening their glutes.
How do I strengthen them?
Over the next few months I will be posting basic glute exercises you can do at home with little or no equipment. All you need is the motivation to get it done!