We’ve been talking booty’s a fair bit this week!
Not for aesthetic reasons; although a solid peach is no bad thing! The Glutes are the biggest muscle in the body and are a huge player in stabilising the pelvis and the spine. That means they are a huge player in managing pain and injury in these areas and also an absolute necessity for a stable position whilst riding.
If your glutes are able to work effectively, absorbing the movement of the horse underneath you they take the load off your joints, in particular your spine. This is hugely beneficial for back pain.
Also, if your glutes are conditioned enough to work well without becoming over stressed or tense this gives you a much better chance of having a stable but relaxed seat.
Basically building a booty is an absolute key element for riders.
So, rather than sell you on it’s benefits just trust me and let’s get to it!
Here’s a little circuit I’d love you to add into your routine 2 - 3 times per week and you can start ti feel the benefits building a booty can bring!
Bridge-Harder option put your feet on a bench or gym ball
Hyper Extension -Harder option do on a gym ball