Foam Rolling the Glute Muscles

Foam Rolling the Glutes [Ep42]

Foam Rolling the Glutes

 

Free Download: Glute Activation & Hip Mobility Routine [PDF]

Foam Rolling the Glutes

I posted a video on my YouTube channel today demonstrating a quick routine I like to use to foam roll my glutes. This is largely thanks to so many of you guys and girls asking for this specific glute tutorial, in response to my other recent foam rolling videos:

From personal experience, and when working with other runners, I know that when I’m feeling an increase in lateral strain down the side of my hip, sometimes towards the side of my knee, it’s a sure sign that I need to spend some time working on the soft tissues around my hips.

Ultimately this is the same conversation I end up having with runners who suffer with full-blown ITB Syndrome. Simply put, it’s not the ITB that’s at fault, it’s the imbalance and tightness in muscles that attach to it. Muscles like Tensor Fascia Latae (here’s a good TFL stretch!) and Glute Max.

It’s not just about ITB syndrome though. As runners, hip mobility is important and sits along side stability and strength in the ‘big picture’. Give this foam rolling mobility routine a try and let me know how you get on :)

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to help…

About The Author

James has an academic background in Sport Rehabilitation and a special interest in Applied Biomechanics. He currently coaches a large number of Runners and Triathletes across all levels of ability and performance. He's grown a strong reputation for enabling athletes to improve their running performance and overcome running injuries through improving their Running Technique and developing Running Specific Strength.

 

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  • Hey James, after getting severe sharp pains in my right knee in the outside after long runs I started doing your TFL stretches. These were pretty effective and resolved the pain initially. Now I am a lot less tight in the TFL but still get these pains. Could this mean that the glutes are also causing the pain?

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