Merritt Clubs Blog


Quiet Your Mind, Free Your Body

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Mar 14, 2018

There are a lot of fitness trends out there. Have you tried the Star Wars workout, Karaoke Spin or Hula Hooping? What about circus workouts, wearing a high-altitude elevation training mask or crunning (running combined with crawling)? We are encouraged to stand every hour, close our rings, count our steps, count our reps, jump high, squat low, and dance our hearts out. What we really need to do, is…just….breathe.

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Topics: stress relief, back pain exercises, baltimore yoga, yoga

Build Your Glutes and Eliminate or Reduce Knee Pain with My Best Glute Exercises

Posted by RaySa

Apr 24, 2012

On The Bubble with the Buttocks: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles.

The ‘bubble’ is how football draft pundits and coaches describe the backside or the Gluteal muscles of their recruits. They like all of us want a high bubble. The gluteal muscles are composed of three layers of muscle and are the largest muscles of our bodies. They support us when walking, allow us to stand up from a chair and are central (or should be) to almost every movement we make. Further, they provide the force for most athletic movements such as jumps and sprints. However, many people do not train them properly or at all. Most of us have ‘gluteal amnesia’, even active people and use them for sitting. Most people know that you can develop the glutes with exercises such as the squat, lunge, step ups, to name just a few. The problem with these exercises is that they can (at times) aggravate existing knee conditions or require more strength and balance than people want to attempt.

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Topics: Personal Training, glutes workout, knee exercises, buttock lift, build muscle lose fat, workout for glutes, back pain exercises, glutes exercises, pain in back, exercises for back pain, exercises for the hip