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Strong Glutes lead to Power and Speed




Glute Strength Being that it is wedding season for myself and Miss Shawna Marie, I have decided to write an article on glute activation and strength. Shawna has been crushing her glutes over the past serval months and has reached milestones in both the deadlift and hip thrust.

Now you might be wondering how these movements will lead to strong glutes and power and speed?

I would like to give credit to Bret Contreras credit for his book Strong Curves, which as helped Shawna get to where she is today, and has also been a great resources for glute based movements.

Last year Shawna had never deadlifted or hip thrusted a day on her life. In her early stages of her development she started with a hip thrusts of 135 for 15 – 20 reps and a deadlift for around 85 pounds.

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Fast forward almost a year later and now she is today crushing 225 for hip thrust off the bench, while hitting a personal record of 175 on the trap bar.

In the past, I wrote an article on the barbell hip thrusts and what it could do for you, and today I wanted to share with you how to get the most out of your glute training and how it can carry over  to speed and strength.

The glutes are made up of the gluteus maximus, medius, and minimum. Together, they represent the strongest muscle in your body.  Fundamentally, the glutes are responsible for actions like, running, jumping, swinging, kicking, and much more.

Furthermore, it has been safe to say that weak glutes can lead to both low back pain and knee pain.

Want to find our more about glute strength and activation?

Check out my article I wrote for STACK.COM <<<<<<<<<< HERE! 

You can also follow Shawna on Facebook Here ……..<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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