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Toning the gluts

Mukunda2010-07-05 02:21:57 +0000 #1
Q - Would the best exercise for toning gluts be the muscle test for gluts or the fire hydrant or bridge poses?

A - The best for gluteus maximus? I assume you mean that and not the 2 other gluts. The best is to consider all the motions the muscles does then put them into one motion. So for gluteus maximus – it does hip extension, slight abduction, and external rotation. That would be sunbird with leg out to side and turned out or a little more challenging would be to do this standing as in Natarajasana the Dancer; but the most challenging would be doing these motions from locust Salabhasana as by keeping the pelvis against the floor there is more challenge to the muscle tone than the others.

namaste mukunda
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 02:24:27 +0000 #2
I'm told hard gluteals serve absolutely no anatomical purpose.

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