i have a connective tissue disorder and i had mild sciactica or an irritated disc in my lower back (never had an mri) and fibro. the pain from this lingers, its mild.
i am trying to strengthen my glutes in addition to my physical therapy routine.
which machine better targets glutes?
elliptical or recumbent bike? i am leaning towards bike (because it's easy on the joints) but i've read controversial opinions.
my focus would be strengthening glutes. thanks!
asked byholly_13 (35)
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on May 29, 2013
at 05:14 PM
I had bad sciatica (L-4, L-5,and S-1). Every seen a cyclist with glutes like a sprinter?
Neither of those will activate your glutes, especially in an already quad dominant person. I suggest trying exercises where you can concentrate on the glute activation. Also, it is almost impossible to build strength in the glutes and not the hamstring. If your like me and you have all these knotted up muscle in you low back/glutes you need to get a tennis ball or lacross ball and sit on those sorest spots (no pain no gain).
-weighted lunges -weighted hip thrusts -Romanian Dead lift (these are not a squat) -Dirty dogs
My back has not been this good since I was about 12 years old