Last week, I touched on why cardio will help you as a husband become super-charged in your erection quality. Today I want to uncover secrets about forgotten muscles that you use (or maybe even don’t use) on a daily basis.
These are your glutes…your bum…your buttocks. These neglected love muscles (noticed I said ‘muscles’) need to be important to us as husbands compared to us oogling our wives’ butts while licking our lips. There are many benefits from having strong glutes. First, let’s start off with a brief anatomy lesson.
What Is Behind The Behind?
The gluteals are a group of muscles which are gluteus maximus (the largest muscle in this group), gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. We want to also include the hamstrings (biceps femoris, semitendinosus, and semimembranosus) as part of this foundation. All of this group were created to work together to extend, rotate and abduct the hip. They also contribute to the stabilization of the pelvis, in particular during walking, running and climbing. (Source)
Why Should I Care As an Older Man About Training My Glutes?
The benefits of training your glutes outshine not training them. By strengthening your glutes and hamstrings, you will “help improve posture, alleviate lower back, hip and knee pain, enhance athletic performance, reduce bone density loss and even eliminate that stubborn abdominal pooch. What’s more, because muscle burns more calories at rest than fat does, increasing lean muscle mass via glutes training can accelerate fat loss and help to keep it off.” (Source)
Let’s run down more benefits. I researched and found 5 Reasons Why Strong Glutes Are Sweeter Than Christmas Morning…Number 5 is my favorite!
1. Better Posture: As a consequence of “sitting disease”, many of us suffer from poor posture. Tight, shortened hip flexors, weak, over-stretched hip extensors and glutes that ‘forget’ how to activate properly all contribute to the most commonly observed postural deviations: swayback and kyphosis-lordosis.
What’s more, forward-tilting hips push the abdomen out, creating the illusion of a ‘gut’, even in the absence of excess belly fat. (Source)
2. Back Health: Strong glutes support the back. When your glutes aren’t activating as they should, your psoas muscle, a hip flexor that runs from the spine to the legs, takes over. An overstressed psoas causes back pain and compression in the lower lumbar vertebrae of the spine, explains Laura Keller, a physical therapist at the Stone Clinic in San Francisco in a 2008 issue of “Experience Life.” Not all back pain is a result of weak glutes, but it can be a contributing factor in many cases. (Source)
3. Healthy Knees: Focusing on the glutes reinforces the hip region, but also the quads and your ACL and VMO muscle, which surrounds and support the knees,” says Lewis. “A strong butt means strong knees.” Without strong glute muscles, you won’t be able to safely perform those movements with your knees in the correct position, putting you at risk for injury. (Source)
4. Injury Prevention: If your glutes are not strong, your entire lower body alignment may fall out of balance — causing problems such as Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, runner’s knee and iliotibial band syndrome. When the glutes are not strong enough to do their job of extending the hip and pushing the body forward, other muscles not as well designed for the job take over. The hamstrings, low back, quadriceps and calves may become disproportionately strong — increasing your risk of injury. (Source)
5. Athletic Performance: The gluteus maximus is capable of generating an enormous amount of power. This power can be translated into sports-specific speed, acceleration, vertical distance, and endurance. Training the hips to extend powerfully and propel the body forwards is key to improving your ability to run, jump, and cycle faster, harder, and longer. (Source)
Why do I like #5? Easy…If our glutes are strong then this will translate beautifully to our sexual strokes especially rear-entry. You will be able to thrust powerfully if your wife wants you to and you will not tire as easy.
Resources To Pump Up Your Man Bubble
If you have been reading our blog for a while, you will know that we will not leave you with good information without the how. Here are recommended resources to help you to build up your man bubble. (Tristian-ism, ha-ha)
- Brett Contreras – 30 Day Glute Challenge
- The 20 Best Butt Workout Moves To Build Your Butt
- Glute Medius – The Weakest Muscle in Your Lower Body!
- Glute Activation
That’s all for this post. Now go forth and build that man bubble!
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