The Specifics Of Bodybuilding - Glutes

By: John Howard

This is all about getting great sexy butts that turn heads. Glutes or gluteus maximus along with gluteus minimus and gluteus medius are the muscles that make up your buttocks you sit on or show off wearing those tight jeans. Your butts are the least sensitive area in you body. Sensitive butts will not let you sit anywhere but on a cushioned sofa.

Your buttock muscles are a combination of three muscles, the gluteus maximus, gluteus minimus and gluteus medius. The gluteus maximus is the strongest muscle in the anatomy and also the largest. It starts from the crusts of the pelvic bone and ends at the rear of the femur. The muscles gluteus medius and gluteus minimus lie right below the gluteus maximus.

Each and every muscle and then some have to be built up in bodybuilding. The best and most efficient way to build up a great looking, firm butt is to exercise. There are different exercises to develop each muscle in the body.

Squats, lunges, dead lifts, hip extensions and using steppers and butt blasting machines in the correct way are effective exercises to build up firm, round glutes. The glutes should be kept tense and squeezed throughout the exercise. Women should avoid doing too many squats and leg presses as these build up square glutes instead of nicely rounded ones. Stronger glutes will help you increase your lifting power.

So you have been doing all those exercises but those glutes still do not appear. This is a common complaint while bodybuilding glutes. Well, maybe you are going about it in the wrong way and exercising your thigh muscles instead. Your mistake is that you are not working on the glutes and you end up building great hamstrings. Squeezing the glutes during the workout and correct placing of feet are some of the points to remember during training. Focusing your mind on those glutes is essential to get the maximum effect of those workouts.

Consistent exercise has to be backed up with a highly nutritious diet and adequate rest. It will give you the best butts that your genes can offer. Yes, how you look will depend a lot on your genetics. Superb training and eating well gives you larger and stronger muscles but it is not guarantee for a great butt. Only your genes decide which of your muscles will benefit from it and how much.

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