We live in a society that SITS! Your glute muscles (your caboose) become inactive while you sit. This inactivity makes it difficult for your glute muscles to understand how to activate when you start running on the treadmill at the gym or go play tennis with a friend. So it’s important to take breaks from sitting through out the day as well as incorporate training the glutes when you exercise.
Strong glutes and hips will take stress off of your low back and help you move with better ease. If you are an athlete, the glutes are your most powerful source of movement. They can propel you farther, faster, and stronger when trained well. These are very large muscles, and the more active they are, the better they are at burning calories throughout the day to keep you slim.
Watch this short video to learn some basic moves for improving the activation and strength of your glutes.