As runners, we need to be incorporating regular strength, stability and mobility exercises into our weekly regimes, to help avoid imbalances from developing from the repetitive motion of running.
Here’s a quick and easy exercise you can use to first assess, and then if needs be improve your hip stability and glute function. These are both such important factors for us runners!
Here’s a variation of the split squat which places more emphasis on loading the front leg, while using a gym ball. The ball provides a little bit of balance for the rear leg, without giving it a stable enough platform to compensate through. The Bulgarian split squat is a great option for progressing a split squat, before moving-on to a single leg squat. Give it a go, and let me know how you get on!
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In this video, I’m going to show you a simple but super-effective resistance band exercise to target your glutes. Strengthening the hip region is so […]