💥 These are the GLUTE ACTIVATION moves to do before your run❗ I do a combination of these BEFORE EVERY run.
I talk about the importance of glute activation in my stories almost everyday❗
❌ Because you don’t want to be Quad-DOMINANT & Glute-LIGHT 😬
As you increase speed, more & more OOMPH needs to come from the muscles that extend your hips. Most runners OVERSTRIDE because they are quad-heavy & glute-light, meaning they don’t activate their glutes to increase speed. Instead, they lean forward & rely on their QUADS to increase speed.
It’s OKAY to have strong quads BUT you don’t want an IMBALANCE❗Imbalance comes from:
🔸️ A tight lower back
🔸️ Weak abdominals
🔸️ Tight hip flexors
🔸️ Weak glutes
The PROBLEM with QUAD DEPENDENCY
❌ It causes the majority running injuries
❌ You are faster to fatigue because your quad is made up of a greater % of fast-twitch fibers
❌ You don’t have full body control (unlike your glutes – the steering wheel of your body and core)
❌ You can’t maximize speed and efficiency because you are only using half your body❗
Why are your GLUTES so IMPORTANT❓
✅ They should be the POWERHOUSE of your run
✅ They are the most FATIGUE-RESISTANT muscle in your body & they drive your hip from the front to the back (quads are the opposite)
✅ They PREVENT your knees from crashing when you run
✅ They are a huge driver in POSTURAL CONTROL (you won’t lean forward like you do if your quads are in control)
So what can you do❓
➡️ Do GLUTE ACTIVATION moves with a resistance loop BEFORE you run❗
➡️ STRENGTH TRAINING (my favorite program has a HUGE focus on your glutes, core & hamstrings)
➡️ Incorporate HILL REPEATS (my favorite speed workout).
👉 Do YOU activate your glutes before you run❓ It doesn’t take long and it can make a TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE in your PERFORMANCE & REDUCING your chance of INJURY❗
👉 I’m starting my FAVORITE strength training program on MONDAY that focuses on strengthening your GLUTES, CORE & HAMSTRINGS❗It has made me a MUCH STRONGER, MORE EFFICIENT & FASTER runner over the past 2yrs.
💥💥💥 Message me to try a FREE sample workout or to join us on MONDAY ❗
(Watch the videos in my Instagram post below)