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7,159 3/26/11 1:38 A
The Gluteus Maximus is one of the largest and strongest muscles in the body. The primary function of the Gluteus Maximus is hip extension (moving the thigh to the rear).
If you worked hard walking you will feel it in your rear end- it is one of the primal muscles that controls the hips..
Frederic Delavier has dedicated a book to womens strength training that is for the waist and below- he is a famous powerlifter and has several degrees in anatomy and human dissection- he also explains stuff in man on the street level...
Have you changed your walking route? Especially if you're walking hills, that uses your glute muscles quite a bit.
Are you doing any strength training? If not, I'd recommend adding that to your routine twice a week. Unless you're training for some kind of endurance event, you really don't need more than 45-60 minutes of cardio, 4-5 days a week. Try increasing the intensity instead of adding more time if you're looking for a challenge.
I just think you're probably working muscles that you haven't worked before - or in a different way. I haven't done the Walk Away the Pounds videos, so I don't know, but my guess is that the movements on there contribute, which means you're working those muscles.
I run, take spin classes, work hard on the elliptical, and do lots of dvds with heavy squats and lunges, but sometimes I do things in new dvds that will have me feeling it in a whole different way.
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13,250 3/25/11 10:36 A
simple answer: because walking and practically every type of cardio involves the glute muscles.
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1,771 3/25/11 10:20 A
The majority of my exercise is walking. I'll spend 30-60 minutes walking. Then 20 minutes doing Sparkpeople Cardio Videos, then 20-30 minutes of walk away the pound. I do this at least 5-6 days a week.
Now when I wake up in the morning I've noticed that my glutes are very sore. I didn't really think that walking affected my rear.
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