Sure, a strong, fit backside looks great, but there are much more important reasons to exercise your glutes.
As an athlete, I know the value of having strong glutes, the group of muscles which includes the glute maximum, glute medius, and glute minimus. These muscles can help you have greater speed and agility — so important on the tennis court!
Since today many of us need to spend so much time sitting in front of a computer for work, it’s easy for our glutes to become weak. This means it is more important than ever to make sure you are keeping your glute muscles strong.
Greatist offers an array of glute exercises. Here are a few highlights:
Glute Bridge: For this exercise, lie down with your knees bent and feet shoulder-width apart. Lift your hips up, and then slowly lower down.
Chair Squat Jump : Sit in a chair with your back straight and your feet hip-width apart, then jump up, making sure both of your feet lift up off the ground. Land lightly, and then slowly squat down to sit back into your chair.
Step Up : Stand in front of your chair and place your left foot on the bench. Step up, engaging your left glue to lift. (Don’t push off of your right foot.) Straighten your left leg to stand up tall. Next, slowly lower down, sending your hips back and bending left knee. Repeat on the other side.
Ready to get your glutes into great shape? Get moving in style with some of the fashionable and high-performance leggings and tanks from the new EleVen Needlepoint collection.
I love the Needlepoint Swathe Leggings which come in a bright blue shade called Peony. These leggings feature a cleverly concealed pocket plus a super-stylish wrap skirt which ties at the waist, providing both high style and great coverage while you work out.
The Needlepoint Outskirt Capri is another great option. It also comes in Peony blue and includes a wrap skirt which layers over sleek leggings. Also check out the Needlepoint Orbit Capri, which features the signature Needlepoint print.
The Orbit Capris pair perfectly with the Raceday Tank, which also comes in the signature Needlepoint print. The Needlepoint collection also includes the Double Back Tank, a cute white tank with a cutout back.
Look your best in our leggings and tanks, and feel your best by making sure you have strong glute muscles.