Victoria’s Secret’s "Butt-Lifting" Jeans
(they’re pretty ugly if you ask me but what do I know… they’re definitely not the best way to lift your buttocks that’s for sure)
Many people out there might say, "you don’t need to train the butt… Victoria’s Secret now has ‘butt-lifting jeans.’ " However, the weakness that I was referring to yesterday needs to be addressed for functional reasons… it’s an athletic issue (though addressing weak buttocks will have an aesthetic effect too… I’ll bet all the money in my pocket that after going through the "butt-training" routine below you won’t need to blow a dime at Victoria’s Secret… at least not on their jeans )
Yesterday we saw that a lack of strength in the butt/hip, more specifically the gluteus medius, can greatly affect your running mechanics, hence increasing your risk of injury. Many physical therapists will tell you that they often see weaknesses in the gluteus medius (butt region). Personally, I have found this to be true as well in people with chronic low back pain, but that’s another blog post.
So, to really stengthen your buttocks and improve your running mechanics (and appearance in jeans) you need to do a functional butt strengthening routine (and not those "leg kick-back things" they do in aerobics classes). Below are two exercises out of our unique "Pre-hab" routine here at Athlon Elite that will strengthen your butt muscles like never before and get you moving very athletically, pain free:
- The Single-Leg Posterolateral Reach
We like to do 2-3 sets of 6 reps each leg. Form is key here. Make sure your knee cap stays over your big toe and your belly button stays pointing directly forward.
- The Single-Arm, Single-leg Cable Row
Hannibal does a decent job here though he should be completely extending the hip at the top by standing really tall. Do the same sets and reps as the exercise above.
There are other exercises in this routine and many modifications depending on the person’s needs but these two will make a big difference in your hip strength and will definitely "lift your jeans rather than your jeans needing to lift your butt!"
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