The Glutes Must Fire
I'm going to start off by saying my boy Tiger Woods said he quit a tournament because his glutes weren't firing. Most people think that they have a back problem when in reality, they have a glute problem. Almost everyone I meet online or on my site, doesn't really have a back problem but their back hurts because their glutes don't work. When guys get older, their stomachs get bigger and they lose their ass, causing back pain due to weak glutes. I'm telling you that when your glutes don't fire, you don't feel optimal. They are the ones that move the biggest weight; squat, sumo deadlift, front squats.
How do you get them to fire? Lunges, front leg up, back leg up, regular walking lunges, side lunges, etc. There's so many ways to get them firing but when you have back pain, you need to look into that but I would also access my glutes. If you lunge for 5 minutes straight and the next day your ass cheeks are sore, then it's a glute problem! It's unbelievable how many people miss this. I didn't think this was a real thing until I came back from an SI injury and my glutes weren't firing.
I was literally a shell of a lifter, how Tiger felt like a shell of a golfer, because they weren't firing. It moves the most weight and can cause some serious problems. I can almost put money on the fact that if your back hurts, you lunge for 5 minutes, that your ass will be sore and your back will feel better. If this is the case then you need to go down the rabbit hole of information on our website here to get them to fire. Your glutes have to fire if you want to make gains in the gym.
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