Are your glutes dysfunctional? You may have dead butt syndrome! Surprising to most, dead butt syndrome is not a diagnosis typically associated with the sedentary. Dead butt syndrome mostly affects runners and other athletes. What is it? Poor glute strength and/or impaired ability to “turn on” the glutes.
What’s the big deal? Good glute activation and strength, of maximus and medius primarily, are very important for performance and injury prevention.