Don’t forget your buttocks

In the last month I have been touring lots of different clubs and doing classes to get a sense of top trends and types of classes that are the most popular. One of the things that I noticed is that many general classes are still not properly training the buttock and muscles at the sides of the hips. This mistake is also a common one for personal weight programs that tend to over train the quadriceps (front of the leg) and under train the buttocks and hamstrings which is often the culprit of lower back pain.
There are three big muscles of the buttocks: gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and the gluteus minimus. They work to extend and rotate the hip. There are lots of different ways to work these muscles and it is important to try new exercises all of the time to ensure that you keep your body guessing.

Adding yoga into your exercise routine is a great way to ensure that you are working your buttock muscles. The locust and warrior one poses are great strengtheners for the butt and pigeon is a great stretch.

Good Luck!
Erin Billowits
Vintage Fitness