Glute Activation – Your Butt May Well Be Your Most Important Athletic Asset
The Glutes Are the Primary Movers of the Hip Joint
First – lets define “glutes.” These are the muscles in your butt. Glutes comes from the latin name gluteus maximus. To me it sounds like the name of Russel Crowe’s character in the movie Gladiator.
So anyway, the primary role of the glutes is to make your upper leg go in alignment with the spine. In other words if the spine and trunk are vertical – the leg must too. So the thigh is pulled down and back. This extension at the hip is primarily propelled by the muscles you are currently sitting on.
Every Movement Involves the Butt Because it Is in the Center of the BodyRead More →