Effective Core Organization—Using Your Glutes

July 16, 2015

Recruit Your GlutesEffortless movement—what a concept! We see kids climb, run, kibitz and contort in a million different ways. As adults it’s hard to remember a time when we too had that kind of movement available to us. Do you feel you lack strength when running, cycling, skiing or any other activity that requires lower body strength? Do you suffer from low back pain, have difficulty standing up, or climbing the stairs? When you spend your day sitting for long periods of time as many of us do these days, the gluteal muscles may be atrophying through constant pressure and disuse. Then when you need to use those muscles they are probably not working to capacity if at all.

So how do you get back on the road to better organization? Balanced glutes are an essential component to developing core organization; it’s the synchronization of the muscular contractions and releases that will help you to feel supported as you move through the activities of your day.

The gluteal muscles are the largest (and should be the most powerful) muscle mass in the body. To work effectively and support good core organization the glutes must be synchronized so they can fire together or in other cases fire independently and when called upon have an equal amount of strength. To find out if your gluteus muscles are working and if not how to reactivate them, follow along with this video.



Other blog posts of interest:
Experiencing Core Strength Using Out of the Box Strategies
Imagining Movements: Increased Muscle Strength Experiment

Related Audio Lesson:
Awareness Through Movement Audio Lesson: Recruiting the Glutes aka Balancing Your Buttocks


Sandra Bradshaw, Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner and Functional Movement Specialist will help you to boost your capacity to move effortlessly. With a background in special education, yoga, functional movement, and music, Sandra integrates this knowledge with the latest brain research to help you find solutions to your personal needs that are effective and long lasting. If you are interested in more information or would like to make an appointment, call Sandra today at 250 862 8489.

The Feldenkrais Method® created by physicist Moshe Feldenkrais, PhD., combines precisely structured movement sequences with the latest advances in brain research; it will help you recover from specific areas of injury such as the neck and shoulders or to improve fluidity and ease in sports, recreational activities or life. Join the ranks of such notables as actress Whoopi Goldberg, cellist YoYo Ma and the members of the Canadian Men’s Alpine Ski Team in experiencing the benefits of this method.




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