We all know the trend of having a bigger butt is happening right now. Since I’m pretty much flat-chested I always figured if I can’t grow boobs, I may as well grow an ass!
Coaching many Asian women, I was always asked to help them get a bigger butt so I started researching. My intention for research was purely for aesthetic reasons and to fulfil the mission of helping women fill out the back of their jeans. However, it soon became a way to help humanity!
I got ahold of the copy from a fellow female lifter of Bret Contreras
’ book, Advanced Techniques in Glutei Maximi Strenghthening.
Basically, this guy studied a whole lot of ass and what makes it work best. He’s the Glute Guy.
I read all 675 pages of his study and started applying the programs to my workout routine and Voila! My ass grew! Not only that, my knee pain is almost now non-existent.
Anyways, that’s not the point…
The point was… glute strength is important and many of us don’t have it. Our glutes are the largest muscle in our body that is extremely powerful and most of us aren’t even focused on utilising it!
Here are 4 reasons why it’s important to start focusing on training your glutes:
1) Strengthening your glutes helps increase your overall strength and power: Whether it’s powerlifting, sprinting, throwing or swimming, strong glutes are essential for improvement.
2) There will be improvements in your posture: Glute training can improve the curve of your lower back, which if you notice many office workers no longer carry the natural curve anymore and their hips are pushed forward due to crouching over a desk all day.
3) You can better prevent injury and pain: From low back pain to groin strains and knee pain. Those are just some of the long list of injuries / nagging pains that training the gluteals can fix.
4) Your butt looks better ? : Since it improves your posture, your whole aesthetic look improves. Adding some size, shape and firmness to the bum never hurt anyone.
Now that you know the importance of training the glutes, don’t forget that the glutes are a muscle that needs activated. I put together a free guide that helps with lower back pain, but the process is exactly the same as the one I use before any lower body session to get the glutes working as well.
Apply the simple 3-step process from the Office Booty guide
as a warm up and I’m sure you’ll be much more efficient at increasing the utilisation of the glutes.
Author: Cari Li
The Co-Founder of The Good Curves and Owner of CoachCariLi.com, an online Lifestyle Coaching company focused in women’s fat loss solutions. She has a huge passion for enabling women to find ways to live their happiest and healthiest life through simple lifestyle changes. Her love for travel has allowed her to gain a special perspective on life that she enjoys sharing with the many women she meets along the way as she strives to improve the lives of women everywhere.