Inversions & Energy Channels
Did you know that inversions can keep your energy channels flowing freely? Inversions boost the blood flow around the body, clearing…
26 November 2021
The glutes play an essential role in moving and stabilising your body so strong glutes are not just important to achieve that peach they are also important for holding your body upright and helping you to move powerfully throughout the day.
The glutes are essentially like the biceps, you can train your glute muscles to become larger if like me you was not particularly blessed in this area you can still get those booty gains!
Effective glute activation and training your glutes well can also burn a significant amount of calories in a short space of time….short burst regular 20 minutes sessions are all you may need! In my LBD classes we have been targeting the glutes every Monday and then I have given my goddess squad some moves to repeat each day to give that extra burn to build.
The muscle is so large as it needs strong enough to actually work against gravity, helping to keep your whole body upright.
The glute muscles are located in your bum, with the gluteus maximus giving shape to this area of the body, so you can create that perfect peach
The lower section of the gluteus maximus helps drive hip extension (moving the leg backwards) and transverse abduction (rotating the leg out to the side in the horizontal plane). If you were in my Monday LBD class you will know all about this 😉
The upper gluteus maximus helps to drive hip extension, hip abduction and external rotation, so for backbending, hips thrusting and doing the splits.
The Gluteus medius (middle glutes)is the muscle that helps with side-stepping, externally rotating the leg when it’s extended behind you, or internally rotating the leg when it is flexed in front of you.) The Gluteus medius can sometimes be the hardest part of the glute to wake up that’s why side stepping with a band is so effective to wake the those glutes up 💪
The glutes are even more complex as underneath the three main gluteal muscles (which I have just mentioned), there are six smaller muscles often referred to as the “lateral rotator group”. They work to externally rotate the femur (thigh bone) in the hip joint! This is why in my classes I love to work with full hip and femur mobility so we can really target all 6 areas of the glutes, and my half moon leg lifts are exceptional at targeting this area!
After my 3rd child I noticed I was losing volume in the glutes and I am proud to say they are now perkier than ever! Because I have targeted all areas specifically, squats alone won’t create that peach you literally have to have a fully rounded practise for a fully rounded bootie.