I've posted and spoken before on my Social Media about the importance of Glute training.
Function: Efficient Gluteal function is crucial in many movement patterns and will contribute greatly to injury prevention, strength gain in other compound lifts and speed/power generation in track and field sports.
Aesthetics: Glute Max is the largest muscle group in the body. Battering them and burning all the glycogen out of them, and forcing blood in until the fibres split and regrow stronger: all of this will create massive E.P.O.C and boost metabolic rate. We all know that leg training is good for fat loss, so why miss glutes? Or why just do Deadlifts?
The barbell hip thrust, as championed in recent years by Bret Contreras is the best Glute Max builder.
- Ensure FULL extension of the hip
- Forcibly squeeze the glutes at the top
- Don't go too heavy until you're familiar with the movement pattern.
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