This muscle group and mostly the gluteus maximus are a major muscle involved in walking, standing, squatting and climbing stairs. However, when you start getting lazy so do your muscles, and many times other muscles will kick in to take an easier approach to these actions which means your glutes remain inactive. If your glutes aren’t activating throughout the day, they can cause a major misalignment in the pelvis, resulting in the muscles of your thighs and back working overtime. This extra strain on your low back could be because it is firing overtime to make up for your glutes and keep you standing upright!
A good combination of stretching the quads (front of your thighs), hamstrings (back of your thighs), and strengthening the glutes might be a great way to eliminate pain. Below are some quick and simple exercises to strengthen your glutes and get you Springing back into action.
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