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Growing your glutes

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Why growing your ass is progress. My ass has grown and I’m really happy – and no it’s not as I’ve been tucking into boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts!

So why is having a BIGGER BOTTOM such a good thing?

The ‘bottom’ in the gym world is mostly referred to as the GLUTES. Your glutes are the biggest and (could be) the strongest muscles in the body if you train them well. Remember folks – the BIGGER the MUSCLE you TRAIN the more METABOLIC effect it will have on your body (this basically means you get more results faster). Remember MORE LEAN MUSCLE = IMPROVED METABOLISM. So, even if your goal is fat loss, then building muscle should be a key part of any training plan.

Strong glutes assist and aid millions of others movements, from running to weightlifting. They help your hips move in many directions. WEAK HIPS = MOBILITY and POSTURAL PROBLEMS = INCREASED RISK OF INJURY and LESS POWER. If you are a ‘runner’ or a sports player and are not thinking about how to train your glutes then you are risking these issues long term.

Sitting down weakens our glutes and makes them ‘switch off’. If you work in a desk job – this is you! Knowing how to train your glutes and to ‘activate them’ will help to counteract (some) of the time you sit.

Adding Glute specific training into your program will make you STRONGER in other areas. Don’t forget the body is connected – it is interrelated and the glutes are a huge part of (even less obvious) movements.

Other training methods that target the glutes- My favourite – The kettelbell swing!!!!

The glutes are a massive part of kettlebell swings. The kettlebell swing is one of the most fundamental human movements – it involves a HIP HINGE.

Why is this good? as this helps you to fold or bend in a natural way. Think about the times you have bent down -picked up something off the floor and pulled your back- ? People don’t use their hips in the way their body is supposed to move. Having good awareness of the function and movement of your hips (and glutes) is a great starting point for most people.

So if you want to turn a FLAT behind into an IRON PEACH – and ramp up your metabolism in the process don’t be afraid of growing the ass!


To learn more about the benefits of kettle bell training, check Jill out at  www.kettlebellwarriors.co.uk

Jill Greenwood,
Fitness Expert & Personal Trainer,
Twitter: @JillKBW

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