Have you noticed that your hamstrings have been hurting lately?
We've been seeing ALOT of that lately with all the WFH that everyone is doing. Basically, when you are sitting, your glutes are on stretch and your hamstrings are on slack, in the shortened position. Staying in prolonged shortened position causes your hamstrings to become stuck in this position and tight, having difficulty elongating when you go to stand and walk.
Then, having the glutes in the lengthened position for so long makes them overstretched and weak as well as the constant compression on them from sitting on them.
When you begin walking, your glutes are then going to have a hard time activating and instead, you are going to overuse your already tight hamstring muscles as well as your lower back muscles. This can lead to pain and discomfort.
Thus, it's so important we work on glute activation to be sure we keep them strong. How do you do that?