Turn on those Muscles!!!

Friends! Did you know that sitting for long periods can cause your butt muscles to “turn off?”

The muscles in the front of your hips can overpower the ones in the back (Gluteus Maximus and Medius) and can make them less responsive and “sleepy.” This can lead to back and hip pain, knee pain and weakness.

Here’s a self-massage technique for your lower back, hips and glutes to help wake them up.

1. Place a foam roller under your back of your Pelvis (the Sacrum)

2. Lift your knees and rock from side to side, going as far to each side as you comfortably can go. Grasp the ends of the foam roller for balance.

3. Do this for about a minute. Linger at tender spots to work them out.