Hey guys! Lets talk about butts today.
Between you, me and the rest of the internet, my glutes are SO SORE today. I can’t sit down. Well, I can but then it’s hard to get up. And once I’m up it’s hard to walk. Stairs? Nope. I’m having a first-floor-only kind of day.
Bar Method on Sunday kicked my butt into next week. Literally. And now that I’m here I find myself in pain and unable to move without wincing.
Amazingly if you Google “kick your butt into next week” Bar Method comes up in the image search. I kid you not.
If I was Chris Traeger I’d be all: “My butt is LITERALLY so sore right now”
Chandler Bing: “Could my butt BE any more sore”
Karen Walker: “Honey, whats this? Whats going on here? Whats happening, why won’t my butt let me go up these stairs?”
Jerry Seinfeld: “Whats the deal with butt exercises?”
Elle Woods: “You helped me go from a size 6 to a 4 with Brooke’s Butt-Buster workout.”
Ok that last one was just a slightly misquoted line from Legally Blonde, but it’s topical and it’s been in my head since I woke up this morning. Bar Method is a butt-buster workout. Y’all need to get in on this.
The exercise we did Sunday had us with our backs to the barre as we slid one foot along the wall behind us at a diagonal in small pulsing motions. It doesn’t sound hard when I type it out, but it’s SO HARD.
But it doesn’t stop there. Almost every exercise we do in that class works the glutes in one way or another. Your posture is the most important factor in making sure each exercise targets the muscle(s) it’s supposed to, and the teachers are amazing at making sure you’ve hit it.
But the reason to do glute work goes wayyyy beyond having a cute behind.
Since I know that if there’s one reason you come to this blog, it’s for all the cold hard facts and scientific information I throw at you, behold the following article. This is a really interesting read on the importance of strong glutes- especially for all you runners- in order to avoid injury in your hips, knees, ankles, calves, lower back, posture and basically all the muscles and joints in your body today as well as later in life:
Do you do butt exercises?
What was the last workout you did that made you painfully sore for a couple days?