Dragana is a professional female personal trainer based in Dubai.
She can help with all aspects of male and female fitness including weight loss, fat loss, body toning and boxing for fitness.
Whether you want to increase the size of your butt or need to train the glutes for other reasons there are many benefits to adding glute exercises to your workout regime in Dubai.
We asked a professional female personal trainer from Dubai for her tips and feedback on why glute training is so important.
Considering the lifestyle is Dubai is fairly sedentary it is important to try and be as active as you can. Many people work in offices which mean they are seated for a big part of the day. This can make your glute muscles weaker because they are inactive for much of the time.
Of course it’s not just office workers that suffer with these issues. Unless you add some form of glute exercises to your training regime in Dubai your glute muscles are weaker.
Like any muscle, the glutes do lose their size and their firmness unless you train theme. Training your glutes doesn’t mean you will get a big butt (unless that’s what you’re aiming form). There are plenty of ways to train the glutes for toning too.
Many people in Dubai (especially women) think about the glutes in an aesthetic way but there are many other reasons why training your glutes for strength is a good idea.
Weak glutes can cause help in supporting your lower back during lifting and they are also really important in pelvic alignment. Weak glutes can also cause knee pain, back pain and tight hip flexors.
Training your glutes properly with correct form can help aleviate and even correct pain and discomfort associated with weak glute muscles. The best way to ensure your form when training is good is to seek guidance from a professional personal trainer in Dubai.
There are quite a few beneficial glute exercises that you can do with and without your personal trainer. This can also be done at home if you don’t have access to a gym in Dubai.
Single leg deadlifts
Bulgarian split squat
If you need advice about how to do any of the above exercises correctly speak with a fitness coach – they can show you proper form to ensure you are getting the best results from each of these glute exercises.
Yes, although training the glute muscles are very important for the reasons mentioned above you should equally be training other parts of the lower body.
A good idea is to set up a training plan that gives your muscles time to recover, so for example on some days go for lower body training and other days upper body workouts. Of course you should also be taking a complete rest day – your muscles need time to recover.
Training other muscles in the lower body (including the core) as well as the glutes also ensures you alignment and balance is correct.
For example, if you only work on your glutes and not your legs your glutes might be nice and strong but your legs become weaker over time.
For me, I like to train the glutes twice per week with other lower body exercises. Alternatively you can train the glutes once per week and the lower body once per week.
If really depends on what you want to achieve from your glutes training program. If size is important then train more, if you simply want to keep your glutes toned up then less training for these muscles is sufficient.
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