Pilates Butt workout!
Piates Butt workout – Not sure about the name but I did a poll on my Instragram page to see which was the most common name to use for your bottom!
Butt came out on top (in my poll!) Hence the Pilates Butt Workout!
It really doesn’t matter what you call it – your bottom, butt, booty or glutes (as I use ) are one of the largest muscles in your body and often neglected.
Why are they important?
The glutes are made up of 3 muscles – Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius and gluteus minimus
In Pilates they are very important as we use them a lot in most of the Pilates moves.
Think shoulder Bridge, we activate the glutes which will also engage other muscles to help us lift the hips and back off the ground.
The trouble is we don’t look after our glutes very well and often because of this we get injuries!
Do you sit a lot?
On average we sit for 10 hours a day! Scary I know but true when you really look at your day. Have a listen to the Pilates for Busy People Weekly Show where I talk to my Physio about what happens to our bodies when we sit for long periods. You can listen HERE
Sitting for long periods means we don’t move and we don’t use out muscles especially our glute muscles which means they become weaker.
Our glutes help us keep our pelvis in line which in turn helps keep our backs strong and our posture good.
Reducing our risks of injuries.
Scary when all we really need to do it move more in our day!
I know time is a problem for most people so why not give my 5 minute Pilates workout for the glutes a go!
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