The other day I was discussing how exercise has evolved through the years, and we got stuck on the 80s. Remembering that my wife had an old VHS Buns of Steel video, I put it in the VCR (yes, we still have a VCR). All my kids and I then got on the floor to experience what it feels like to turn your buns into steel.
As my buns started burning and my kids started making fun of me for whining so much, I was struck with the fact that this video is accomplishing the same thing that I preach to my athletes is vital today. The necessity of developing the glutes as the powerhouse of all movement remains a core objective still today.
We have had tremendous advancements in training and should absolutely continue to push this forward. With that said, there are also some classic training theory that have stood the test of time and cannot be ignored. Doing so would only leave us spinning our wheels in the mud as we take 2 steps forward and 2 steps back simultaneously. We must retain what has worked well in the past while advancing into new areas as well.
So, do yourself a favor and go grab a buns of steel video and work those glutes because it is still vital to your success today.