Gluteus Maximus Stretch


In the video above, I spend a couple of minutes demonstrating my favourite stretch to target glute max. The feeling of tightness in glute max is not to be confused with the buttock pain of piriformis syndrome or high hamstring tendinopathy.

If you’re interested in learning more about the specific functions of the individual gluteal muscles, check this video out: Understanding the Gluteal Muscles

Let me know how you get on with this one 😀

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.



  • Effective use of a training diary. Listing everything from run stats to the details about which strength and cross training perfomed. Include the stretch and foam roller routines and why and what it is that you hope to acheive by doing them.

  • Hi, I just wonder about stretching. You say to keep the stretch for 40-60 seconds. I have read that dynamic stretching (3-4 sec.10-12 reps with rest between) is more efficient than static stretching. What is your take on that? Thanks!

  • […] up around the hip, targeting the muscles mentioned earlier – Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL) and Glute Max. These guys are often the culprits when it comes to the increased tension experienced by the […]

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