You might not realize this, but the glutes that make up your butt are also the largest muscle group in the body. These muscles are necessary as virtually every movement carried out by the lower body requires their activation. Below are a couple more reasons to seriously start working on lifting that "pancake butt."
Boosts Sex Appeal
Research indicates that a smaller waist and larger hip circumference acts as a magnet to the opposite sex across most cultures and multiple generations. Strengthening and developing your glutes can help even out that ratio.
Regulates Your Flow
Women with lower waist-to-hip ratios have fewer
irregular menstrual cycles and ovulate more frequently. Scientists aren't sure how they are related, but there's a possibility
that changing your waist-to-hip ratio could impact some markers of your
Powers Your Body
Glutes produce four distinct actions: extending the hips, swinging the leg outward, rotating the leg laterally, and tilting the pelvis backward. Strong glutes can increase your force and power during everything from sprinting, jumping, and squatting to climbing, swinging, and cutting from side to side.
Strong glutes ensure that the femurs track properly over the toes when squatting, jumping, and landing. In other words, it prevents your knees from caving in toward each other, which is a major player in knee pain and injury.
Banishes Back Pain
Some studies have shown that high gluteus-maximus strength and endurance are correlated with a lessened risk of lower-back pain. Increasing glute strength with resistance training in a variety of rep ranges is the best way to prevent pain.
There are numerous exercises available and easily accessible but the challenging thing to most people is choosing the one which suits them. Just having to walk by treadmills, stationary bikes, and weight machines can be enough to make you head straight back home to the couch. The best exercise should be easy to execute and target multiple muscles that will help you attain your fitness goal. Read more
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