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Pivot Point Health & Fitness – Train Your Body


Attention working professionals! Attention Athletes! My simple way to cure some common pain…train your booty! aka glutes!

Training and developing the muscles of your butt can help reduce pain in your knees and lower back? Here are my five reasons why and the techniques I used to heal my knee pain after surgery:

  1. The glutes support the lower back: the booty has the largest and most powerful muscles in the body. Strengthening these muscles can help support the lower back and reduce the risk of pain and injury.
  2. Weak booty can cause imbalances: Weak glutes can lead to muscle imbalances, which can cause pain and discomfort in other areas of the body, such as the knees and lower back.
  3. The glutes are responsible for hip extension: The muscles of the glutes are responsible for hip extension, which is necessary for many everyday movements, such as walking, running, and jumping. Strengthening these muscles can improve your overall mobility and reduce the risk of injury.
  4. Glute strength can reduce knee pain: Knee pain is often caused by a lack of support from the muscles around the knee. Strengthening the muscles of the glutes can help provide the support the knee needs, reducing pain and discomfort.
  5. Glute strength can reduce lower back pain: Weak glutes can also contribute to lower back pain. By strengthening the muscles of the glutes, you can help support the lower back and reduce the risk of pain and injury.

In the reel tagged above, I’m using @animalhousefit “monkey feet”. I love it because the hips / booty…is made up of many small muscles making a large group. It’s important to work those muscles in a synergistic manner focusing on the functional range of muscle (ROM)…or else you risk hip imbalance, injury, and pain. 

So work your booty, full ROM! Give the above exercises a try. Download my app MÎ Routine and find an easy-to-follow, guided program to grow your glutes!

Erik Edwards, MHA

Pivot Point Fitness, LLC

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