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Booty, Booty, Booty, Booty Rockin’ Everywhere.

By Heather Murphy @MrsMurphysLOF

Hey guys,

I hope you all have had a great week so far. Mine has been great considering I finally passed my kidney stone! This is the first time I’ve ever actually passed one and I was unaware that had, but I haven’t had any pain and the CT scan showed no signs of the stone. Oh happy day!

So, I’ve started taking Pilates classes using the reformer and I have to say, I have loved the experience so far. Granted, I’ve only taken a few, but they have been one on one so I’ve learned A LOT. It’s a challenge for me because it focuses on precision and patience. It is teaching me to engage my core in every exercise. It has also made me extremely aware of how weak my glutes are. I was having a hard time even sending the message to my muscles to engage during the moves.


I’ve been trying to add more glute- focused work in my regimen and look forward to seeing improvements.

I wanted to go over some benefits of keeping that booty strong for functional strength and an aesthetically pleasing bod. 

- Reduce the risk of injury- Weak glutes can cause imbalances in the body because it forces other muscles to to pick up the slack, such as the lower back, hamstrings and quads which increases risk of injury and pain.


- Athletic performance- Your glutes are accountable for acceleration, jumping, sprinting and side to side movements. strengthening these muscles will enhance any athletic performance that includes these, which is basically everything.

- Encourage proper form when lifting weights- Strong glutes keep you from using the incorrect muscles when lifting, helping with proper form and protecting your spine and knees.

- Burns mega calories- Glutes are the largest muscles in your body, which means they burn the most calories, so if nothing else, pay more attention to them for the fat- burning component.

Stay tuned for my glute- inspired workout!

Do you make an effort to work on your booty or do you just lump it in with other exercises? 

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