When people come to visit me, whether it is in my studio or in one of my Pilates classes, one thing that they have often been told previously is that they have ‘weak glutes’. These ‘weak glutes’ often get lumbered with the blame for a number of different symptoms: Lower back pain, Knee pain, Ankle instability, ‘Pronation’ of the foot etc. Often we are told we need to ‘strengthen’ our glutes to bring good function back to the body and more importantly in the hope that it might resolve some of these issues.
In this article I am going to look at why you may get more benefit from taking a different approach rather than simply attempting to ‘strengthen’ your glutes.
If you watched any of the London marathon, FA cup semi final or any other sporting event recently then the chances are you may have seen some of those athletes wearing brightly coloured tape over their bodies. If you ever wondered what it is, I am going to tell you in this article, but more importantly I am going to give you some advice on how it can benefit you.
Pilates Instructor & Therapist, helping you understand why we do what we do!