Athos Science: 5 Glute Tips

By Garrett Nelson, Strength & Conditioning Coach and Owner at Victory Athletics

There is an old adage that the best athletes have the biggest butts. Not only do the glutes have the greatest cross sectional area, a measure of muscle size, but they simply just produce when asked. They help with almost every athletic movement and they help prevent most traumatic injuries. A good, strong, healthy set of glutes should be paramount in an athlete’s training program, no matter the sport.

ACL tear? Need stronger glutes, specifically Medius. Not jumping high enough for a rebound? Try building a more powerful set of glutes. Not getting the bar high enough to get under your clean? Glutes! From training to performing on court, your glutes are purely a necessity.

Athos can help you develop them by better understanding:

1 - Are your glutes firing properly during the warm up?

2 - Are your glutes activating during the right exercises? (i.e. squats/deadlifts)

3 - Do your glutes help you absorb and return impact? (i.e sprinting/jumping/cutting)

4 - At what point do your glutes fatigue and leave you out to dry? (higher injury risk!)

5 - How much stress is proper to help develop your glutes?

These five questions can all be answered by using Athos Training System to monitor glute contribution at a muscular level. Tracking the stress placed on your muscles gives you insights into how your body is performing during various movements which can be key indicators of where you need to improve to achieve movement efficiency as you optimize performance.

Want Athos for your team? Try our 14 Day Free Trial

Featured Stories

Athos Q&A: Kurtis Ashcroft, Glasgow Rocks

Kurtis Ashcroft is a young and innovative Athletic Trainer who's helping the Glasgow Rocks team stay ready to perform at their best on game day. Usi...

Read More

Athos Spotlight: Ted Johnson

Founder of Performance Athletix is passionate about using technology to advance his training of elite athletes. Find out how he's leveraged Athos to...

Read More

Glute to Hamstring Ratio by Kristen Larsen

Some of the best athletes in the world who move the quickest, jump the highest, and beat out their competition, are not the most efficient or safest move...

Read More
Related Articles
Click to see more...
Related Articles
Load More