Friday, November 22, 2013

Athletes Beware: Butt Erosion

Hello Everyone!

If you've ever worked out in one of my training sessions you've probably heard me say, "the front is for show, the back is for go!" Which refers to the fact that the muscles behind us are the ones responsible for our speed and power and the muscles in front are mainly for looks.

At AGSP I'm always happy to hear an athlete say that their butts and hamstrings are sore because that tells me that they were training properly in their last session.

In a world where the hottest toys for the holidays usual involve sitting down to enjoy, we have to fight against "gluteal amnesia" if we want our athletes to compete at their fullest potential. (Gluteal Amnesia is lack of proper glute recruitment and firing. Visit some of these search results for more information.) 

Jeff Foxworthy joking calls this "butt erosion" at the end of this funny skit.

When we get our athletes' glutes firing optionally we get athletes that are more explosive and powerful. We get athletes with more go!

If you suspect your athlete is suffering from "butt erosion" or "gluteal amnesia" it might be time to visit AGSP!

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart and Akron General Sports Performance 

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