It’s true! The glutes really do “hold everything together”. I mean, they support the pelvic floor, enahnce the posture enormously and help you feel a lot more stable!
So, yes… you absolutely MUST stretch the glutes as they can hold a great deal of tension, especially being out biggest muscles! The wisdom lies in not only building, but maintaining glute strength and moreso “balance”.
So, if you have been suffering from lower back pain, sciatica or general tightness in hamstrings and even knee pain, having gluteal muscle balance is pivotal!
Doing squats and bridges are fantastic activation exercises for the glutes, but remember to stretch them. And if you are unsure, absolutely get the help of an exercise therapist! They can give some awesome insights into technique, sequence and individual needs!
Until next time, stay strong. Breathe deeply. And relax too:)