In Unbeatable Buttocks you’ll discover:
- Why the gluteals are so often implicated in sports injury problems
- How can you tell, by sight alone, whether someone has a problem with their gluteals
- Exercises that build strong gluteals – boosting your sports performance and reducing the likelihood of injury
- The best way to strength the “posterior chain” group of muscles – and raise your levels of performance as a direct consequence?
- Why strength-training is often implicated in glute-related sports injury
- What piriformis syndrome is – and the best way to avoid it
- The quickest way to check whether your gluteus medius is a strong as it should be
- The ONE exercise that EVERYONE should do for all-round glute conditioning
The bridge: If you only ever do one glute strengthening exercise, it should be this one – Raphael Brandon
The posterior chain: Injury-free athletic power is all about the right muscles working together. Here’s how to create a strong and stable back – Chris Mallac
Sciatic pain: Searing pain in the bum and leg isn’t always a herniated disc. Check out piriformis syndrome – Alicia Filley
Gluteus medius I – Weak buttocks ruin the runner. Here’s how to test whether your glute med is fit for purpose – Sean Fyfe
Gluteus medius II – Discover even more reasons to get working on this crucial muscle – Chris Mallac and Dirk Spits
Gluteus medius III – No more room for excuses: this really is the ultimate guide to glute med strengthening – Nick Grantham
Avulsion fracture – You may think your sports-mad adolescent just tore a hamstring. But check it out in case something more serious happened – Elizabeth Ashby and Fares Haddad
Case study – Troy the goalie injured his quads, but the source of the problem was in his butt – Scott Smith
Elizabeth Ashby is Orthopaedic Specialist Registrar at UCL Hospital, London.
Raphael Brandon is the National Strength and Conditioning Lead for the English Institute of Sport.
Alicia Filley PT, MS, PCS, lives in Houston, Texas and is vice president of Eubiotics: The Science of Healthy Living, which provides counselling for those seeking to improve their health, fitness or athletic performance through exercise and nutrition.
Sean Fyfe is a physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach and elite tennis coach. He works for Tennis Australia as the women’s coach at the National Academy in Brisbane.
Nick Grantham is a strength and conditioning coach who has worked with elite athletes for the past 10 years, including Olympic and Paralympic finalists and many sports professionals (www.nickgrantham.com).
Fares Haddad BSc, MCh (Orth), FRCS (Orth) is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at University College London Hospital.
Chris Mallac has been head of sports medicine at a number of top rugby teams including Bath, London Irish and Queensland Reds. He is consulting editor to Sports Injury Bulletin.
Scott Smith is a manipulatory physiotherapist working at Albany Creek Physiotherapy in Brisbane. He has a special interest in spinal pain, especially in the injured athlete.
Dirk Spits is a strength and conditioning coach who has worked with Australian Rugby and as athletic performance co-ordinator for the Queensland Reds.