Gluteals Of Steel

What are gluteals?

Buttocks are not just for sitting on! Without attention these muscles quickly waste away leaving flat, droopy butts.  Allow me to introduce you to:

  • Gluteus Maximus
  • Gluteus Medius, and
  • Gluteus Minimus!

Why do we need them?

Not only is this not esthetically pleasing but the gluteals are a powerful hip extensor and weakness results in significant power output decreases.  Without good gluteal muscles to perform the hip extension needed in getting up from a chair, climbing stairs, walking, running, and cycling, other muscles are forced to compensate particularly the muscle of the lower back and hamstrings leading to injury and muscle pain.