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Quad Dominance: why your glutes might feel left behind.
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Quad Dominance: Why Glutes Might Feel Left Behind
Not feeling your glutes (booty) fire up during leg day?
It's pretty common for people to feel their quads more than their glutes.
Here are three reasons why:
Overuse: If you're targeting your glutes too much, inflammation will prevent your muscles from firing up and doing their job. So give them a rest.
Pushing into the floor wrong: Think of pushing straight down into the floor. Like, you're making a footprint and don't want to smear it. Feel the glutes?
Knee pushing forward: This loads the quads more (not bad if you're trying to target them). Instead, think of hinging from your hip. Going barefoot will help with this too.
Working your quads isn’t a bad thing, and really, you should be. The goal is to activate the correct muscle for each specific exercise.
Learn to Scramble Well(ness):
While eating your lunch, waiting for your lunch, or letting go of your lunch, try our wellness-themed word scramble. It's one word a day, and you can find the answer at the bottom of this newsletter - good luck!
Did You Know? Like Really Know…
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Your quads are the biggest muscle group in your body.
So yes, we need to target them too.
Here are 4 reasons you need strong quads:
Helps with knee pain
Improves balance and stability
Prevent low back pain
These are some of our favorite quad exercises:
This is also a great progression, so start with the wall sits and make your way down the list.
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