Clenching those glutes…a most un-welcome story.

So last night I was flung into a dilemma…minutes before I needed to leave to take my Monday kettlebells and conditioning class it became apparent that I had picked up some kind of tummy bug…and it wasn’t bothered that now I had to go and stand in front of a group of people and demonstrate the finer elements of some advanced swing versions etc…

However I persevered and decided that I could take on natures call and do the class anyway…I started the class and repeated one of the common cues that I use; ‘squeeze the glutes’ as they were swinging the menacing lumps of metal around…deep down I was telling myself what I should be doing…and trust me I was squeezing…

So after a successful class and actually keeping my mind off what could have been a massive disaster I realised that I had really activated my glutes by sheer clenching tension…I picked two kettlebells up off the floor with perfect deadlift form and had the deepest contraction in my glutes I could remember…winner

All in all I was quite happy to have survived the class without shitting myself and I was also pleasantly surprised at how well my ass seemed to be functioning…I’m not saying stomach bugs are a good thing but somehow I’d managed to create some good from it…

Today I feel much better but I don’t think I’ll risk another session…just in case I’m not as lucky next time.

tom

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