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9th February 2021

PRACTICAL ANATOMY FOR EVERYDAY USE. The Gluts.

WHY IT MAKES SENSE TO EXERCISE AT LEAST SOME MUSCLES SOMETIMES

Having well-functioning muscles is not simply a matter of vanity; it is essential to support our joints and spine, and to avoid excessive wear and tear. Ultimately, they allow us to go on with our everyday lives without pain.

You don’t have to spend hours in the gym and build up bulky muscles (unless you need them for your lifestyle). However, it is also true that ‘if you don’t use it, you lose it’ when it comes to the muscles.

In these times, we tend to sit much more despite a boom in exercise classes offered online. But do you know why you should keep some muscles active, especially if you are not a fitness freak, if you are sitting at home, or you are over 40?

Have you ever experienced pain using stairs? Can you easily get out of the bathtub, or up from the floor, throw a ball for your dog, vacuum without back pain, and so on?

Here is some basic anatomy knowledge to help understand the function of some muscles, and some easy exercises to keep them active and strong.

Gluts

Admired in men and women if well formed, the gluts are the main muscles which help us standing up and walking/running . They are also very important to stabilise our back, They thrive on activities but usually we spend the majority of our time sitting on them…

How to rediscover your Gluts

Bridging: lye on your back, bend the knees and place the feet hip width under the knees. Sink the bellybutton toward the spine, tuck in the tail bone and slowly lift your bum off the ground until knees-hips and shoulders are on one line. Now squeeze your check together and hold it for 5 seconds and slowly reverse. Try 10 repetitions.

Here something to combine fun-housework and training in one session.

Exercises for Gluts and Core strengthening.

New coaching service

These are just few examples of practical anatomy for everyday use. There are thousands of variations. Some exercises may suit you better than others. Swissphysio is now offering SWISSHEALTH, a new coaching and service with monthly subscription.

The aim is to make sure that you are keeping up with your prescribed exercise routine and to update and adapt it to your needs. This will help you improve your well being, avoiding new injuries or managing chronic conditions.

Every month we will touch ground via video consultation and discuss your well being, training and goals.

For more information contact us on 0191 296 0567 or email at info@swissphysio.co.uk .

Published on: 9th February 2021