Posterior Chain

These are the muscles on the body’s backside which run from the back of the head to the heels. It includes your:

  • Erector spinae muscles
  • Rotator cuff muscles
  • Lats
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves

These muscles help you perform basic movements and activities like standing up, sitting down, jumping, and bending over to pick up something from the ground. A strong posterior chain lessens your chances of suffering from injuries, particularly back and knee injuries.