Hip Extension Drills – Use Your Glutes!

Hip Extension Drills – Use Your Glutes!

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Let’s talk about hip extension drills. Have you ever been told that you are a pain in the ass? I have! Next time, tell your “friend/loved one/enemy” that that is technically untrue! Most pain in the hind quarters area is in the low back, not ass. You heard it right! The low back is a place where, mechanically, people need stability and also hold in a lot of emotional tension. So saying you are a pain in the back is actually more relevant. It might sound unusual but it’s the most proper way of saying it.
Now enough funny business, why does back pain exist? One major mechanical reason is that we live overextended and our low backs act as our ass. Our low back isn’t meant to be doing so much work; when we squat, deadlift, walk, etc. Because we live overextended, breathe overextended,  and sit a lot, our ass power is reduced. In this video, our friend Roy Perkins, a Para-Olympic swimmer, demonstrates a drill to re-train his ass to work more efficiently rather than relying on his low back. It is a quick and simple drill you can do 1-2 sets per day, 10-15 reps. This video is really helpful for those who are experiencing back pain in their everyday lives. This isn’t easy! So check this video out, this might help you.

We all know that back pain can affect people of any age. However this pain occurs more commonly among adults aged between 35 and 65 years old. Experts say that back pain is associated with the way our bones and muscles in our backs work and connect together. When we get old, these bones get weaker. Aside from not having proper posture, this results to series of pain.
We hope that the video was able to help you in your back pain! If you’re still experiencing pain in different part of your body, don’t hesitate to contact us!