Everyone needs stronger and more powerful glutes. Whether you surf, snowboard, ski, mountain bike, rock climb, or *insert any sport, regular glute strengthening will not lead you astray.
Most people sit on their ass for a big portion of the day and when they do move, they don’t move well. Humans tend to be quad-dominant and glute weakness can lead to lower back and knee pain as a result. On the flip side of the coin, much of our athletic potential (not to mention aesthetic potential) can be realized with well-functioning, strong, and powerful glutes.
Here are a few tips and techniques on glute training that I wish someone had taught me. These principles are based on simple physics and have been realized through continual learning and practice in the field. If you are someone who fails to “feel” their glutes when attempting to target them through strengthening exercises, or if you are someone who tends to feel most lower body exercises in your lower back, this post will be beneficial for you.