Often, people will complain that their back hurts when performing classic glute exercises. Typically, if you are feeling your back, or other muscles working during glute dominant exercises more than your glutes, it could mean there is a muscle imbalance present. If your glutes are dormant or weak, your lower back muscles are taking over the work.
This puts a lot of strain on those little muscles, especially because the gluteus maximus is the largest muscle of the body!
If you're feeling pain in your back at the onset of training, turning to the fundamentals of glute training might be a good start. Many people have weak or dormant glutes because of sitting at an office job, school or anywhere for long periods of time throughout the day which makes classic glute exercises annoying. You may feel it all in your back, not feeling it how you think you should in your glutes. Does this sound familiar? If so, consider booking a consult with our Certified Glute Specialist. In our 6 month Transformation Program you can put the focus on the glutes and will learn how to correct muscle imbalance to get the glutes working properly, essential exercises for glute development, a glutes program tailored to your fitness level, and more! Click here to book your consultation today!