Glutes, 100% my favorite muscle group to train.
If I’m headed out to my garage gym chances are 100% that I’ll be hitting glutes. #sorrynotsorry⠀
Yes I love a big strong butt but that’s not the only reason I prioritize glutes. Strong glutes are extremely helpful in keeping the body feeling well and injury free. In pregnancy so much of our weight shifts to the front half of our body (hello baby and big boobs) and we start to tuck our glutes underneath of us. This can often lead to that pancake butt look and a lot of aches and pains in your back and hips.
For me personally glute training has helped a ton with that fun low back pain I’ve had since having kids.
Other reasons to train glutes:
✅ Strong glutes help support the function of the pelvic floor⠀
✅ In pregnancy strong glutes will help stabilize the pelvis and ward off some of the aches and pains
✅ Strong glutes make it easier to jump higher, run faster, and live an active lifestyle pain free
✅Nobody wants a mom butt. It doesn’t look good and it doesn’t feel good. Find out more on how to improve that HERE
In the very near future I’ll be putting out a program of glute finishers (Thinking about calling it Butt Stuff with Heather…. What do you think?). They will be short finishers you can add to the end of your workouts.
Until then, add some of these into your workout regimen.
Heather’s Favorite Glute Exercises
1. HIP THRUSTS
2. SPLIT SQUATS
3. MINI BAND EXERCISES
If you need some bands to add to your collection these are the ones I like
Glute Loop- This is a super strong band, I can’t use it for every exercise, but I like to have it on hand.
Mini Band Collection– Side note: These are great to throw in your suitcase for a travel workout.