The Perfect 5-Minute Workout for Your Butt According to Personal Trainers

April 01, 2021 by SheKnows

A sculpted, strong butt isn’t just for filling out those jeans (or beloved TikTok leggings). There are many benefits to giving some attention to your tush.

“Strengthening the glutes are a great way to support the low back, aid in pelvic alignment, and improve posture,” Dani Schenone, RYT, holistic wellness expert for Mindbody, tells SheKnows. “Also, stronger glutes make stairs a bit easier to climb, and heavy objects a bit easier to lift.”

According to Jennifer Jacobs, CPT and founder of The J METHOD, our glutes are made up of three different muscles Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius, and the Gluteus Minimus. “The Gluteus Maximus is the largest glute muscle. It helps keep us upright when sitting or standing,” says Jacobs. “The Gluteus Medius helps with the rotation of the leg and the stabilization of the pelvis. And the Gluteus Minimus is the smallest and deepest of the three main glute muscles, also an important part of rotating lower limbs and keeping the pelvis stable when we move.”

When it comes to working your glutes, Schenone says you work them as often as it feels good to work them. “If you move intuitively and with mindfulness, you will naturally work them out more. Don’t attach a hard and fast rule to it. Simply do it when you remember. Health is a marathon.”

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