Merritt Clubs Blog


Do you Have Dead Butt Syndrome?

Posted by Lori O'Donnell

Aug 8, 2018

Your butt might be dead. Yes…that’s correct. Gluteal amnesia or dead butt syndrome is a real condition in which the gluteal muscles stop firing correctly. Recent research suggests that the majority of Americans can spend up to 15 hours a day sitting. This is associated with some major health problems as well as an overall shorter life expectancy. But, your glutes are responsible for so much more than just sitting.

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Topics: glutes workout, glutes exercises

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