Amal Hassan, a sports and exercise medicine doctor, is one of the founding members of the Pelvic Floor Patrol , which aims to improve health services for women with pelvic floor dysfunction. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Some fitness experts say the trend is not just about aesthetics, and endorse glute-activation warm-ups as the best way to start a workout and get the body firing on all cylinders. Instagram is the biggest platform for the trend, with squats having reached These people manage to have humungous backsides, but their thighs, hamstrings and calf muscles are non-existent. Additionally, she says, postnatal women should first prime the pelvic floor — by exhaling and lifting the muscles — before attempting loaded glute work such as weighted squatting, deadlifting, or even standing in the saddle at a spin class.
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No one would ever judge a squat technique from behind.
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Butt seriously: how bottoms became a fitness obsession
So should we rush out and join an ass class? Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Like Okafor, King is battling the way society pressures women to exercise to look a certain way, rather than focusing on fitness and strength for health and functionality. Pilates trainer Hollie Grant says any form of glute activation helps people to bring their pelvis back to a more neutral position. But it is the rise and rise of Jenner and the Kardashian family, whose bottoms have grown with their bank balances, that has led to a seismic shift in workout culture. Untucking the bottom can also help with posture.