Are WEAK GLUTES Actually Weak, Or Just Inhibited By The Low Back?
Weak glutes are a common dysfunction associated with poor sports performance, pain, and injury. Once diagnosed, the logical next step is to work hard on strengthening those gluteal muscles.
And through conventional progressive resistance programs, we usually see an improvement in gluteal strength over the course of a number of weeks.
But what if your glutes aren’t actually weak in the first place?
What if, instead, they’re actually just inhibited by less than perfect low back function?
Interestingly, this is exactly what I’m finding with my patients. By focusing on a specific area of the low back – that has an often overlooked neural connection to your glutes, we can re-ignite the area and gain immediate gluteal strength improvements. Better yet, we can see these results in real-time. And this leads me to believe that these findings have the very real potential to revolutionize the medical and sports performance industries in a small, yet important way.
Rehab facilities and gyms across the globe rightfully place huge value on gluteal strength. Those glutes are foundational building blocks for good hip, knee, pelvis, and low back function.
However, rather than just spending weeks working on gluteal strength exercises, we may now have the potential to restore more normal function to our glutes in a matter of minutes. All by focusing on the first step in a dysfunctional process rather than the last (and most obvious).
So it is with great excitement that I share these findings via the video below!
- 0:00 Intro
- 2:24 The low back & glute inhibition connection
- 4:11 Gluteal muscle strength tests
- 6:00 Foam roller back joint mobility exercise
- 8:55 Gluteal muscle strength re-test
- 9:25 Overview
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- Foam Roller: To mobilize those stiff lower back joints.
- Lacrosse Ball: To mobilize those stiff lower back joints.
- Booty Bands: To strengthen that booty!
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