Butt poses are often used as a clickbait to almost any topic related to fitness lately. There are booty shakes and booty shapers being sold on the internet, which unfortunately do sell like hot cakes.
Although the shakes and shapers are a scam, building a good butt is not. Your butt or your glute muscles are important and there are benefits associated with having well-developed glutes.
Here are the top 4 reasons you should consider training your glutes more often:1. They Are An Aesthetic
Now, I am not talking about the pictures and the poses that some female Instagram models post. That could be an added benefit, yeah. But if your goal is to develop an aesthetic-looking physique, the glutes stand out. They give that look from the side or the back which make you appear more muscular.
Having well-developed glutes is also a criterion when it comes to judging bodybuilding and physique shows these days.
If your goal is to develop strength and have impressive numbers on your squats and the deadlifts, strong glutes are often the key drivers of force here. Along with that, any sport that requires you to generate a lot of force in a short period of time, will more often than not, require firing from your glutes.
What would you like to have at that time? A water pistol or a real gun? You can also see that the world's best sprinters have the best-developed glutes. Take a clue.3. Reduces Your Risk Of Injuries
When you are squatting or deadlifting, a minor mistake could keep you injured and out of the gym for months. Squat injuries are more often caused by knees caving in and your deadlift injuries are usually caused by the rounding of the lower back. Your glutes enable hip abduction and external rotation, which severely reduce the occurrence of a knee valgus or rounding of your lower back.
The stronger your glutes are, the more efficient they will be in doing these functions.4. It Improves Your Posture
A lot of people, due to busy lives and being sedentary, suffer from lower back issues. They often have a slouch when sitting and having lower back pain is as common as the common cold due to the same. Developed and strong glutes allow you to maintain a good posture by aligning your lower back. It does not directly translate to better lower back health, as a lot of people suffer lower back health issues, simply from being overweight or doing stupid stuff at the gym.
But stronger glutes do correlate to lesser chances of a lower back injury or pain.
So yes, if any of the above-mentioned things like better aesthetics, better posture, lesser chances of injury, increased athletic performance, better lower back health or quality of life seem desirable to you, then you should include some direct glute training and develop these muscles.
Here's the rock building his behind –View this post on Instagram
Fun warmup activating glutes and hips before destroying legs. 5 second hold at the top, squeezed, with resistance bands above the knees using 225lbs. Gotta warm up properly due to all my sexy lower body injuries from years of wrestling and football (two L4 & L5 low back disc ruptures, five knee surgeries, torn Achilles, tore both my quad and adductor from my pelvis and repaired three hernias all in one lovely emergency surgery). Lots of fun pain, but we fight thru it and come back stronger and better. Plus this exercise showcases the relentless power in my thrust game which is my jam when we practice making babies. ððªð¾ð¦ Who wants extra cheese on their pizza? Because I got endless amounts with that last paragraph. Bottom line/ do your warm ups. They're critical. #LegDay #BattleScarred #WarmUps #AkaBabyMakers #TheDungeon
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Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition, a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you with the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Instagram.