Very often, probably because of the fact that most people work out with the only goal to look better, some muscles are left neglected, which leads to muscle imbalances, which on the other hand leads to a lot of unwanted pain and bad posture!
Trainees usually focus in the so called “mirror muscles”, and by this I mean the muscles you can easily see in the mirror, when you look at yourself! 😉 This makes me think about something, my grandfather used to tell me when I was younger- “When a woman gets dressed, she should take a look at her back side, not just on the front!: Back then I did not understand these words, but today I realize how meaningful is this sentence!
Not only that, a well shaped booty and hamstrings make every piece of clothing look stunning on your body, but they are mandatory, if you want to have less lower back pain and improve your posture!
The reasons to think over the way you train and start focusing more on your posterior chain- the erectors, your butt, your hammies, your calfs, are a lot, but some of them are as follows: (more…)