Is This The True Cause of Gluteal Weakness?
How often do you hear the phrase “your glutes are weak”?
Interestingly, despite how often this phrase is uttered, we might actually be missing the broader point a little with gluteal weakness.
From what I find clinically, weak glutes may not actually be ‘weak’ at all. Instead, those glutes might just actually be “deactivated’, “switched off”, or “dimmed” thanks to some related low back dysfunction.
And I find this has potentially strong ramifications for those who just try and address gluteal weakness with gluteal strength exercises in isolation. For example, if you keep blowing out a light bulb, you can consistently replace the bulb with more efficient and robust light bulbs. Or, you can do that and try and figure out why those bulbs keep blowing out in the first place. Essentially, we want long-term solutions.
In this instance, the wiring to those light bulbs is faulty. Much like the nerves that originate from the low back and power the glutes. If we address the dysfunction at these specific levels we can see an almost instant improvement in gluteal strength. It’s such a stark change that I’m hoping to research this officially in the future. I think it could revolutionize the way we think of gluteal weakness and also injury prevention.
In today’s video, I demonstrate how to tell whether your glutes are actually weak, or just deactivated. Furthermore, I cover how to self-treat this relatively hidden dysfunction for instant, measurable results.
Hopefully, these results will surprise you!
With this in mind, please take the time to test it out for yourself and let me know how you go. We could be on to something important here!
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