September 16

Missing This Glute Workout May Aggravate SI Joint Pain

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The Glutes and Hamstrings Do A Lot For The Body

If you’ve been neglecting your glute workouts, you’re going to want to start doing them. Almost every movement relies on the glutes and hamstrings in some way. 

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  • They propel us forward in space when we are walking
  • They send us to the sky when we jump
  • They keep us from hitting the ground when we land

All of this movement relies on the hips being mobile, and hip mobility depends on flexibility and strength in the glutes and hamstrings. Glute workouts can increase hip mobility which can lead to:

  • A longer stride length 
  • A faster pace when running or walking
  • Reduced soreness 
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Improved circulation
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Moving the femur keeps the glutes and hamstrings happy and healthy. As a bonus this will also prevent tight thighs, and help with sacroiliac (SI) joint pain relief. It is crucial to move the femur bone through all ranges of motion to maintain good condition. 

It's About WAY More Than Just Looks

Glute workouts often focus on the aesthetics of, rather than the action of, the muscle. 

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We are talking about one of the most influential parts of the body. Preventing injury, and building strength and flexibility are more important than how the glutes look. If you train the glutes just for looks, the body ends up compensating when the glutes and hamstrings don’t do their jobs. Over time this causes problems that start small, but can get in the way of everyday life in big ways. There is a double benefit to training the glutes to be strong and flexible. They will look great too!

What Happens When They Get Overlooked- Tight Thighs and SI Joint Pain

It is critical to do glute workouts for the function of the muscles and joints. The body suffers if the glutes and hamstrings are neglected. Do so and other groups of muscles start to compensate when the glutes and hamstrings don’t do their job. 

The hip joints losing mobility causes a ripple effect forcing the body to find the missing mobility in other joints. But these other muscles and joints aren’t meant to do for us what good hip mobility does. It starts with simple problems like tight thighs that cause ache and pains, but gets more and more severe over time. This can lead to tons of health problems like:

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  • Sacroiliac pain
  • Low back pain
  • Connective tissue wear in the knees
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain

It may seem crazy that the glutes and hamstrings are so important. Caring for these parts of the body is effectively caring for the whole body.

The Importance of Taking Care of the Glutes and Hamstrings

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  • Regular glute workouts the hamstrings and glutes will be cared for and prevent injury.
  • This may also help alleviate any health problems being caused because of weak glutes and hamstrings. 
  • Tight thighs and SI joint pain get solved quickly by simply exercising these muscles consistently. 
  • Healthy glutes also means a healthy low back and improved balance. 
  • Moving around isn’t a struggle when the hamstrings and glutes are properly cared for. 

So How Do I Do That?

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One great option is our Increasing Hip Extension class. In under 20 minutes, both the glutes and hamstrings are worked at the same time. Because both the hamstrings and the glutes are working together properly, it allows focus on the function of the muscles. 

As an online video lesson the workout can be done anywhere, even from the comfort of your own home. It uses various camera angles to show everything going on in the movement so that nothing is missed, and it uses almost no equipment; everything you need can be found in an ordinary household. This is one glute workout you don’t want to miss!

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Laurie Johnson

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Laurie’s clear and candid cueing makes classes easy to follow without looking at the screen. Her wit and good nature create an enjoyable class that challenges your limits and celebrates your successes.  

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