For various reasons, I've had to give up lifting altogether and haven't lifted now for about 8 months. I've lost both strength and muscle which is to be expected. Recently (at the suggestion of Doctor and physio) I've been doing swimming and pilates and trying to walk more plus some resistance band exercises (I know none of those things will build muscle but I'm hoping I might at least regain some strength and preserve the muscle I still have) This has helped legs and upper body but I'm appalled at my droopy glutes which, at the age of 64 are not a pretty sight and I've also noticed an increase in lower back pain.
Any suggestions regarding exercises which might help strengthen and hopefully lift my bottom? I can't use weights and have been told not to do squats. Help please!