Photo credit: JuanJo, @jshlphoto
If you have a job that requires you to sit for much of the day, it's quite possible that you're suffering from a condition known as gluteal amnesia. Your gluteals or glutes are the 3 muscles that make up your butt.
Over time, sitting leads to a shortening of the hip flexors – the muscles responsible for pulling the torso and thigh towards each other. And through a process known as reciprocal inhibition, when the hip flexors tighten, the opposing muscles, the glutes, become ‘inhibited' or weak.
For both aesthetic and functional reasons, it's important to have optimally firing glutes. So here are 3 poses you can do every day to put more junk in your trunk.
Click on the images for instructions, modifications and variations. Hold each pose for 5-10 breaths. You can repeat 1-3 times.