Tip of the Week: Video Blog: 3 Glute Exercises for Runners

by Specialized Orthopedics May 30, 2018

3 Glute Exercises for Runners!

Don’t just run all summer… strengthen those hips!

Many runners love to run and only run. However it is just as important to maintain a strength program while training for your next race. In my experience when working with runners, most of them do not have enough glute strength for the amount of running they want to do. They tend to be more quadricep dominant versus glute dominate which can lead to overuse type injuries. Your glutes are the muscles that help stabilize your pelvis, control your landing mechanics and prevent overuse injuries in runners. Especially your lateral hip muscles which include your gluteus medius and minimus.

Check out these three basic gluteal strength exericses in the video below. These should be added to your training program this summer!

These exercises can be progressed by completing them until fatigue and adding resistance bands around your knees. The goal should be to feel sore and fatigued in your hips at the end of your repetitions to ensure you are getting the most out of it. Just like running, when you feel tired at end of your run, your legs should feel tired after these exercises.

If you are suffering from hip pain, knee pain or ankle pain, try these exercises. If you are still having issues while running call us today and we will be happy to help get you back on track!

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