Along with the core and pelvic floor activation, glut activation is key to prevent unnecessary loading of the lower back; and will help to avoid injury.
The gluts support the hips, as the thigh lifts towards the trunk, in simple movement such as walking, running, or even climbing the stairs. However if the gluts are weak, the body will lean forward in walking or climbing stairs, indicating the loading of the back because the gluts are not strong enough.
It is likely that lower back injury or fatigue can be accelerated because of inactive gluts. Even an old ankle injury can inhibit the natural recruitment of the gluts. Our body has a natural kinetic chain and if disturbed through injury, or over use of one area of the body, can inhibit this kinetic chain working efficiently.
In training at HIIT sessions and Fitness Pilates, I will be helping you to:
1.Visualise the muscles that you are working
2.Feel the muscle that you should be activating; which helps to set-up the unconscious neurological pathway in your body for efficient use of energy and avoid injuries.(train the brain)
3.Activate and stretch the gluts
4.Stretch the deep hip muscles, e.g. the piriformis
5.Massaging the gluts with hip circles into the floor and releasing potential sciatic issues and nerve endings in the lumbar spine
6.Releasing the hamstrings
7.Tension release of the hip flexors, allowing the gluts to ‘fire’ up sufficiently
8.Inspiring the body to move through synchronised activity to enhance efficient energy pathways in the body
9.Inspire the neurological pathways and practice, without loading the back
10.Using different feet positions when taking part in exercises
If you, or maybe a group of friends, are interested in following a programme of this nature in your home or my ‘office’ :
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