Glute amnesia, also called “dead butt syndrome”, develops when the gluteal muscles are underutilized and have maybe even stop firing correctly.
This week, we’re talking about posture and how to incorporate “better” posture into your day-to-day life. What do the gluteals have to do with posture? EVERYTHING.
The gluteals, the muscles covering your backside, are largely responsible for getting the body up and around, propelling us into motion, and driving movement from running, to walking, to simply bending over.
The problem: Because many American workers spend most of their day sitting on those muscles, they can become weak and underutilized. As a result, other muscles take over- namely hip flexors and hamstrings- and people develop a pattern of just… not using their gluteal muscles! This can result in pain in the lower back, hips and even neck pain.
The remedy: Kick your backside into gear, literally! Here are a few things you can start doing TODAY at work or home:
Craving more information, or want work on your posture? Pre-register for an Upcoming workshop at The Peak on November 17! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Worksite Wellness Specialist, CWWPM, Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT200
Peak Health & Wellness Center