Most Ignored Muscles in The Gym.
Training in the gym is the best thing you can do for yourself. It can make you healthy and more confident. We all love to do biceps, chest and other big muscles. But there are many muscles which tend to forget to train or just don’t want to train them. So today we are going to talk about most ignored muscles in the gym which deserve respect like the muscles like chest, biceps etc.
Most Ignored Muscles in The Gym.
What? But I train my triceps when I do biceps. I would say it’s not that ignored but must undervalued muscle in the gym. The triceps is 3 headed muscles (lateral, medial and the long head) which in total makes 2/3 of the arm. But the harsh reality is that it does not get the respect it deserves. Most of the guys I see in the gym only do triceps when they do biceps and when they are in hurry they tend to ignore the triceps and just do biceps. Why? Because everyone wants big biceps and no one want to compromise the biceps when they are in hurry. The triceps can wait till next biceps workout. Triceps making 2/3 of the arm once developed can make your arms more developed and bigger and fill those t-shirts you wear and making you arms the centre of attraction in the gym. Give them the respect they deserve. Their own day in your workout plan and even if you cannot give them their own day then don’t forget to train them.
Another most ignored muscles in the gym are the glutes. Think of the last time you decided to hit them in the gym. I can say from my own gym experience I haven’t seen many guys do glutes work in the gym. All they do are squats, weighted squats, legs extension etc when they decide to train their lower body. Ignoring the fact that they are ignoring a very important lower body muscle. Why it is that important to train glutes? The answer is that we spend large portion of the day sitting. As a result, the glutes become weak and we develop anterior pelvic tilt. Anterior pelvic tilt is a very common posturer issue. Look in the mirror if you can see your pelvis rotated forward then my friend you too have anterior pelvic tilt caused by excessive sitting of all day. As a result, you might face issues like-
- Lower back pain
- Weak abdomen
- Curved spine
- Bad posture
- Tight quads
The point is do not ignore your glutes. They really are important if you don’t want to face any of the above issues. You might not have them right now but you may face them in future and I don’t want you to face these problems ever.
Another most ignored muscle in the gym is the lower back. We all want wide back. We do all kind of lats movement like lat pull down, bend row etc, but we tend to forget another important which is responsible for protecting our spine during all heavy lifting exercises like the dead lift, bend row. Don’t ignore the lower back it is very important to train it for safety of your spine. A strong lower back will not only help you protect your spine but will also improve your performance in the big lifts like the dead lifts. Some exercise option are bridges, hyper extensions etc.
1. Rotator cuffs.
Rotator cuffs are the far most ignored muscles in the gym. These muscles are responsible for external rotation of shoulders. They are responsible for preventing rounded shoulders and maintain good shoulder posture and stability of shoulders. But these muscles are rarely get trained in gym even by the advance lifters in the gym. The fact is we do lots of exercise which lead to internal rotation of shoulders but we rarely do exercises which include external rotation of shoulders. As a result, we can face issues like rounded shoulders, rotator cuff tears, impingement etc. Don’t ignore these muscles they are very important for the safety of your shoulders and once got hurt they can take you out of gym for months. But if you train them sufficiently, they will not only improve your posture but will also improve your strength on other shoulder exercises. Some exercise you can do to train your rotator cuffs are -face pulls, external rotation using dumbbells etc.
There you have it, the most ignored muscles in the gym. All muscle in our body are important. They are in our body for a purpose. Don’t only train big muscles train small muscles too. All the above-mentioned muscles are really important so don’t forget to train them when you are in the gym. These muscles will not only protect you in the gym but will also increase your strength once get developed.
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