Glute training seems to be all the rage these days.
Gyms are now full of men and women performing butt boosting exercises such as squats, hip thrusters, sprints, jumps and deadlifts.
Here are some of the main reasons why you should add glute training to your current regime:
Exercises which target the gluteal muscles – like squats and deadlifts – build lean muscle.
This lean muscle is metabolically active and burns a lot of calories.
The higher your percentage of lean muscle tissue, the more fat your body will burn.
Improve physical performance.
Strengthening the glute muscles will help you to run faster, jump higher and lift heavier.
This helps with sporting performance and allows you to train harder than before, leading to even better results in the future.
Having strong glutes also helps make everyday tasks like climbing stairs or lifting heavy shopping bags a lot easier.
Protect your lower back.
Glute training is a great way to ensure that your posterior chain muscles (back/glute/hamstring) remain strong.
Having strong glutes will prevent the muscles in your lower back from becoming overworked and going into spasm.
A lot of back pain can be prevented or alleviated once we get the gluteal muscles firing properly.
Reduce stress levels.
Performing glute training exercises such as squats are a great way to reduce stress and balance hormone levels.
Lifting heavy weights has a positive effect on the fight response in the body’s adrenal system.
Sprint training has a similar positive effect on the flight response.
During such training, the body increases production of positive hormones, and reduces the production of stress hormones.
This re-sets the adrenal system, leaving you feeling more positive and less stressed.
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