What can I do to strenghthen my glutes?

5160282According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine (Women’s Health May 2013), “The glutes (or butt muscles) are one of the muscle groups likely to blame if you have runner’s knee (patellar tendonitis).  Researchers found that in people with knee pain, the glutes didn’t fire properly while running or walking up and down stairs, which may place greater strain on the knees.”

Strengthen your glutes by performing the following exercises.  Pick a few and do them two to three days per week, two sets of 15 reps:

 

Other helpful videos from our Agnesian HealthCare YouTube Channel:

Physioball Bridge

Physioball Leg Curl

Physioball Hyperextension

About Sarah Schultz

Sarah is a Licensed Athletic Trainer at Sports, Spine and Work Center. She provides Athletic Training services at Campbellsport High School and provides Industrial Services to the community through WorkSTEPS testing, the Work Hardening Program and doing ergonomic evaluations. She is an avid cyclist and barefoot runner. Sarah’s other interests include dynamic stretching, core strengthening, rehabilitation, muscle recovery techniques, and sports nutrition.

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