Strengthening the sartorius muscle, requires the combined movements of hip flexion, abduction, and external rotation. Resistance band exercises allow you to work the sartorius muscle through its range of movement, and build strength.
Using your own bodyweight bearing down onto the stretch with a combination of hip flexion, adduction and rotation, this exercise specifically targets tightness in the Glute complex, lateral Hamstring (Biceps Femoris), and even into the lower back (QL).
In the short video below, I demonstrate a number of multiplanar variations I commonly use within a hamstring and hip flexor stretch…
With the 20sec isometric ‘butt squeeze’ followed by 20 x 1sec Glute Max contractions, not only are we delivering a strong mobilising effect to the anterior tissues of the Hip, we’re also strengthening the neural pathway (mind-muscle link) for getting those important Glutes kicking-in.
Piriformis tightness can cause significant pain in runners, both locally to the hip (butt pain), and referred down into the leg. Here’s a quick video […]
I quickly want to share another great video from Kelly Starrett (@MobilityWOD) showing a couple of exercises I use on a regular basis with our […]