Monday MythBuster #37 - Glutes

Monday MythBuster #37 - Glutes

Glute Training Myths Busted!

Hey there, fitness enthusiasts! Let's dive into the world of glute training and put an end to some common misconceptions. Get ready to debunk these myths and take your fitness journey to the next level!

Myth #1 – Glute Training Changes Your Butt's Shape

Sorry, but glute training won't magically reshape your booty. Your genetics determine your glute shape. Working out can improve its appearance, but you can't change your bone structure any more than you can become a pro athlete just by reading about sports.

Myth #2 – Squats Are the Best for Glutes

Squats are like the go-to email for productivity, but they're not the only way to work those glutes. Studies show that hip thrusts activate the glutes even more than squats. So, diversify your glute workouts for maximum results. Don't put all your eggs in the squat basket!

Myth #3 – Target Butt Fat with Glute Training

You can't magically burn fat from a specific area by training it. Spot reduction is as real as unicorns. Fat storage is mostly determined by genetics. To lose fat anywhere, you need to maintain a caloric deficit. It's like trying to be successful by working longer hours—doesn't quite work that way!

Myth #4 – Once-a-Week Glute Training Is Enough

Training your glutes only once a week won't get you the results you desire. It's as ineffective as working just one day a week and expecting to be super productive. Optimize your routine by spreading your glute workouts across 3-4 days a week. Give your glutes the attention they deserve!

Myth #5 – Glutes Are All Fast-Twitch Muscles

Not true! Your glutes have a mix of both slow-twitch and fast-twitch muscles. Don't limit yourself to one type of training. Mix it up with different rep ranges and exercises to unleash the full potential of your glutes. Diversify your skills and your training for better results!

Myth #6 – A Few Exercises Are Sufficient

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that a couple of exercises are all you need. Your gluteus maximus has different functional subdivisions, and each responds better to specific movements. So, vary your workouts with heavy and light weights, low and high reps. Give your glutes a complete workout!

Myth #7 – Soreness Means It's Working

Feeling sore after a workout doesn't necessarily mean it was effective. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is common, especially when you try new exercises or increase intensity. But constant soreness can hinder your progress. Focus on efficiency, not just burnout!

There you have it, folks! We've busted not one, but SEVEN myths about glute training. Now go out there and rock those workouts like a pro. You're welcome!

Stay fit my friend!


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