Glutes Workout | Maxwell Seat July 20 2015

While many consider the abdominal muscles to be the most important for increasing stabilization, strong glutes are essential as well. Many injuries and faulty movement patterns are a result of underactive glutes and overactive quads and hip flexors.

Try this exercise to activate your glutes before workouts and avoid injury:

Lie on your back on the floor with knees bent and both feet flat on the floor. Keep your head relaxed and slowly push through the heels to raise your hips as high as possible. Your knees, hips and shoulders should be in one straight line. This exercise activates the glutes and hamstrings, and stretches the hip flexors, which are often overactive and tight. Hold the top position for three seconds and slowly lower. Do eight to 10 reps per side. To progress this exercise, try one leg at a time.

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