Glute Strengthening Exercises:
Hip Pain?
Back Pain?
ITB Pain? (Outside of leg)
All can be caused due to Glute weakness. Here our sports therapist Georgia shows you some strengthening exercises you can do at home to prevent pain in all those areas and increase strength in your glutes.

Your glutes are the largest and strongest muscles in your body. They consist of three different muscles: gluteus minimus, medius and maximus. Strengthening your glutes can help improve posture and make sitting down, standing, picking up heavy objects and climbing stairs easier.

Developing strong glutes can also decrease your risk for injuries in the knees, lower back, hamstrings and groin. Weak glutes can cause an imbalance in the hip, which may potentially cause knee pain. Strengthening your glutes decreases your risk for back injuries in exercises such as the deadlift and squat by taking some of the pressure off your lower back. Weak glutes can also contribute to pulled muscles in your hamstring or groin
Some Great Tips, Thank you Georgia! Give them a go at home.

Foam Rolling
A great part of recovery that you can do at home.

 

Core Strength and Back Pain

Many people have back pain and this may be partly caused by weak abdominal muscles. Since your abs are the front anchor of your spine, if they are weak, then the other structures supporting your spine (your back muscles, for example) will have to work harder. By developing stronger core muscles, you’ll be less likely to injure or strain your back muscles.

Core strengthening is more than just achieving six-pack abs. Developing strong abdominal muscles will help prevent back pain by making you less prone to back injuries and teaching you proper spinal alignment.

It’s important to incorporate exercises that work all of your abdominal muscles equally. Core exercises should involve the major muscles in your abdomen, including your internal and external obliques and the transverse abdominals.

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