The Anatomy of How to Get a Bigger Bum
If you are currently on a mission to increase the size of your buttocks or gluteus muscles, then you should perhaps learn something about the anatomy of how to get a bigger bum. You don’t actually need to know and remember the names of every muscle, joint, tendon and ligament. But having a little understanding about the part that they play, will help you to do the right exercises and do them well.
You are looking to improve your appearance and get a better physique by improving the size of your rear through exercise?
Then you must first realize that it is vitally important to do that exercise the right way, not only to avoid injury to associated ligaments, tendons, joints or muscles but also, of course, to maximize your growth potential.
Always take time to warm up before every training session to avoid unnecessary injuries. Some light cycling is great or walking on an incline on the running machine to get some warmth and blood pumped to the area you are about to work on.
Understanding the anatomy of how to get a bigger bum is fairly important before you start any training program or routine. This knowledge will help you to see that different exercises will place emphasis on different muscles, and you need to know which muscles to work, in order to build your new and impressive physique.
There are actually three muscles that make up the buttocks:
The gluteus maximus is is the largest buttock muscle, best known probably because it is the one we sit on and the one that gives the most shape to our buttocks.
It is one of the strongest muscles in the body as it requires extreme power to maintain the trunk in the vertical (standing) position. Again, its strength comes into play when we swing our legs backwards. It works better when the body is bent slightly forwards at the hip.
Gluteus Medius / Gluteus Minimus
These are smaller muscles within the buttocks, and they are largely covered by the maximus muscle.
The medius muscle is responsible for a variety of movements, namely: hip abduction, extension and flexion, and lateral as well as medial rotation, of the hip joint.
The minimus muscle, which is the deepest gluteal muscle, is responsible for slightly less movement ranges: abduction, flexion and medial rotation of the hip.
So, these two smaller muscles are involved in movements of the hip, helping to stabilize the pelvis during both running and walking, and preventing the body from falling sideways.
They both come under some stress, particularly during a downhill running motion, as their contractions help to both resist the pull of gravity and control movement.
If you want to feel these two smaller muscles working, then lay down on your side, place your hand onto your hip and raise your upper leg slowly.
Problems Associated with the Gluteal Muscles
- Sitting down for extended periods of time can lead to these gluteal muscles slowly wasting away. This is through constant pressure and disuse.
- Some difficulty with some natural movements, which involve the gluteal muscles, eg., standing up from a seated position and climbing the stairs.
Ultimately, if you understand the of the anatomy of how to get a bigger bum, this will help you to do the right exercises and it will help you to do those exercises the right way. Believe me, you will get a bigger bum, you will get that rear of your dreams! It just requires a little knowledge, some hard work, determination and above all else, motivation and perseverance.
But please remember to warm up, train carefully to avoid injury. We all know that here is nothing worse than not being able to train because of a silly, avoidable injury.