Are your Glute Workouts relevant in the world of Functional Training?

Are your Glute Workouts relevant in the world of Functional Training?

It’s great everyone nowadays is obsessed with the development of the Gluteus Maximus, but are people training the Glutes relevantly? Obviously most are concerned with developing these muscles for aesthetics, but was we grow older, might there be risks that come along with this Glute training? I only ask this question because everywhere I look, I’m seeing people training the glutes in contexts that did not relate to our evolutionary adaptations.

It is clear the Gluteus Maximus was not developed in nature from doing things like deadlifts and hip thrusters. A much more probable theory is that walking and running were the stimuli that turned chimps with next to no Glutes, into humans with Glutes. I’m wondering why other fitness industry leaders have not thought along the same lines when it comes to the sustainable development of the Gluteus Maximus…

Anyway, here is a video where I discuss Gluteus Maximus training in good detail. I will also discuss Glute training in future videos, so stay tuned.

Train intentionally, not habitually,




  1. Brody February 12, 2016 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Have Gluteus Medius Tendonitis very painful. Going to PT to get this better. Will probably get cortisone shot to help with the imflamtion.

  2. Aurélien February 14, 2016 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Hello Naudi,

    Nice Job I completely agree with you with the importance of the posture.
    Could you please answer private message that I send you?

    Thanks a lot and keep on going

  3. alexa February 18, 2016 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Hello, by chance they have videos in Spanish

  4. Sergio February 23, 2016 at 10:37 am - Reply


    Podrían traducir o hacer algunos vídeos en español ,somos muchos en España y sudamerica los que seguimos sus vídeos

    Un saludo

  5. doug March 4, 2016 at 9:51 am - Reply

    you need to not compare horizontal, shearing forces to vertical axial sprinting forces when talking about posture. They are completely different and almost 100% errelavent.

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