Glute amnesia is condition most commonly faced by corporate employees who spend most of their time sitting at their desk. Glutes are an incredibly important muscle group for many reasons, including preventing injury, improving performance, and helping one fit nicely into their jeans. The most common reason people suffer from underactive glutes or “glute amnesia” is due to their lifestyle. Even when a person exercises every day, if they spend the majority of the remainder of the day sitting down, they are prone to glute amnesia since they are not using their glutes.
Imagine yourself sitting continuously at your desk for prolonged hours, your body can’t or forgets how to properly activate the gluteal muscles, whether it’s due to postural flaws or lack of use. As a result, you may lose the ability to move your hips through a full range of motion which adds stress to your knee, lower back, and even your shoulder joints!
There are certain exercises that can be done to reduce the effects. These can be done anywhere and especially while you are at your desk.