Your Booty is SO Important!
Consider your muscles the very machinery that powers your metabolism. Also consider your muscles like a chemistry lab where all of the good little hormones, neurotransmitters and body chemicals begin brewing. As if that’s not good enough, you can consider your muscles a true and certain entrance to the path that ends with “I’m strong!” “I’m capable!” “I AM AHMAYZING!!”
The bigger the muscle group, the better the benefits from strength training. A big muscle group, like those on the back of your thighs, has massive ability to improve you. You are sitting on the muscle that has the most potential of all of your muscles! The three muscles of your butt are Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Minimus, and Gluteus Medius. We refer to them collectively as the “Glutes.”
While your Glutes are designed to be your biggest powerhouse of all, 90% of women are seriously lacking in this area. Additionally, your Hamstrings (the muscles that cover the back of your thighs) are nearly as critical, and usually equally disempowered.
Check out the video below to learn why your Glutes and Hamstrings are most likely under par. In today’s video I talk about lots of details on this topic.
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Love all the information! Once question, what is te difference between a stiff leg deadlift and a regular deadlift? Is it working different muscles?
Hey Jackie! So Great to hear from you.
The difference between a stiff leg deadlift and regular deadlift, is very simple. With a stiff leg deadlift, your knees stay at the same angle as you send your hips back during the movement. In a regular deadlift you are bending your knees and lowering your hips as if you were to drop into a squat.
The muscles that are being activated during a stiff leg deadlift are your gluteus and hamstrings. With regular deadlifts you are using your lower back muscles, hamstrings and gluteus maximus – in essence your entire lower body.
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