Samba and Race Walking


What do samba and race walking have in common? Lots of motion in the hips! The muscles that move those hips are the muscles that give us good form and help us keep our form by avoiding flat butt syndrome. It’s great to go to the gym and do some butt lifting repetitions but that’s nothing compared to engaging those same muscles while walking, giving us thousands of reps a day!

Test yourself, put your hand on your butt while walking and see if you can feel your muscles kicking in with each step. If you don’t feel anything happening, alter your stride until you do! Your low back, hips and knees will thank you for it also.