Importance of Strong Glutes: Why You Need Nice Butt?
You have a nice butt! We all wish to have a round and perky butt (glutes) to make us looks aesthetically good. However, this the largest and strongest muscles in our body have much more amazing functions for us in many ways. This article will discuss the importance of having strong glutes.
There are three different gluteal muscles:
- Gluteus Maximus
- Gluteus Medius
- Gluteus Minimus
Together, these muscles are responsible for extension, internal rotation and abduction of the hip.
Here are the importance of strong glutes:
1. Strong Glutes Help Prevent Injuries
Having strong, functional gluteal and hip muscles can help to avoid and recover from the injury in the low back, hips, knees, and ankles by creating proper alignment and stability. Weak glutes can cause an imbalance in the hip, which may lead to excessive medial rotation of the femur and lateral tracking of the patella, thus potentially causing knee pain. Furthermore, weak glutes may also contribute to pulled muscles in your hamstring or groin.
2. Strong Glutes Improve Athletic Performance
Strong glutes are essential in almost every sport, as they are responsible for accelerating, decelerating, changing directions and creating explosive power in jumps. They are also responsible for effective hip extension. This is the reason why you never see any athlete with a flat butt!
3. Strong Glutes Improve Posture
When your glutes, hips, and core are strong and stable, you can avoid pain from injury. When your lower body and pelvis are in alignment, this will also help keep your shoulders, neck, and back in alignment – which gives you a good posture.
If you struggle with any of what we listed here, it may be time to step up your routine and seek for help. In Elevate Physiotherapy. we can provide you a physical assessment to get to the root cause of your problem. Do check out our Instagram page too.
Through her clinical experience, she then gained valuable experience in treating professional dancers and gymnastics athletes. Her interest in pre and post-natal physiotherapy was piqued as she finds women having difficulties maintaining an active lifestyle pre and post-childbirth. She then pursued a STOTT Rehab Pilates Instructor certification to help with this group and women. She also highlights her belief that prevention is a better way to handle injuries.