Dr. Rajani Patil

Work that butt!

April, 2018
The Master Responds

Yes you read that right! Work that butt that you sit on for a large portion of your day. You may wonder why you are reading this article. Well, let me tell you that you have made the right choice and working your butt is an integral part of your health. Let me explain why!

Whether you are an avid gymmer or a casual walker, or you are dreaming of doing a killer workout at the gym but haven’t gotten there yet. You suffer from what’s known as the ‘dead butt syndrome’! Unless you and your trainer are actively focused on isolating the glute muscles and doing specific strength training for it, your butt i.e. the glutes, have been in a slumber for some time.

Your gluteal muscles i.e. the butt muscles are a complex of three major muscles, gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. The big chunky muscles are the gluteus maximus but the dead butt syndrome is caused by amnesia in the gluteus medius. If the gluteus medius forgets to fire properly while walking, running or just standing, this can lead to myriad joint pains and back pain.

 
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Yes you read that right! Work that butt that you sit on for a large portion of your day. You may wonder why you are reading this article. Well, let me tell you that you have made the right choice and working your butt is an integral part of your health. Let me explain why!

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