1. Better posture:
Many of us suffer with bad posture, tight hip flexors as a result of sitting at desks or in cars for hours on end. Add squats, lunges and deadlifts to your current strength training routine, making sure to adequately stretch out the opposing hip flexors to improve posture.
2. Injury prevention:
Strong glutes support the lower back. When the glutes aren’t strong enough to perform their desired functional movement, muscles that weren’t designed for the movement will come into play and over time may over-stress.
3. Improve performance:
The Gluteus Maximus is capable of generating an enormous amount of power. This can be translated into sport specific (speed) and general weight training (squats etc).
4. Tone / Reduce Cellulite:
Although it’s impossible to get rid of cellulite completely, there are things you can do to minimise its appearance. Strength training – especially when combined with diet and cardio – can reduce body fat and sculpt muscles, helping erase some of those dimples.
5. Feel better:
Physical activity reduces stress by releasing endorphins, which are feel-good hormones. Although both cardio and strength training stimulate your body to release endorphins, your body produces more endorphins in a faster period of time when you’re weight lifting than when you’re doing cardio.