UNDERSTANDING & EXERCISING GLUTES The buttocks are composed of three different muscles that do different things: 1. The gluteus medius 2. The gluteus maximus 3. The gluteus minimus Exercises for the Gluteus Medius: donkey kicks, step-ups, side lunges, jumping Jacks; for the Gluteus Maximus: sumo squats, deadlifts, single-legged glute bridges, fire hydrants, deep lunges; for the Gluteus Minimus: crossover lunges, side lying clam, side plank, squats....
Antagonist/Synergist Combinations in Yoga
In this post we explore the relationship between the tensor fascia lata (TFL) and the gluteus maximus. In addition I add a cue for engaging the adductor magnus as a synergist of the gluteus maximus. Knowledge of these relationships can be used to refine and stabilize postures with a lunge component, such as Warrior II. The "Deltoid" of the Hip . . . You might think of the TFL as akin to the anterior deltoid of the shoulder in that it flexes and internally rotates the joint. The gluteus…
The Daily Bandha
BandhaYoga QuickQuiz #1 Your Rotator Cuff BandhaYoga QuickQuiz #2 Your Piriformis Muscle BandhaYoga QuickQuiz #3 Downward Dog Pose BandhaYoga QuickQuiz #4 Warrior I BandhaYoga QuickQuiz #5 Your Hamstrings BandhaYoga QuickQuiz #6 Your Psoas BandhaYoga QuickQuiz #7 Your Gluteus Medius
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How to Use a Lacrosse Ball for Hip and Glute Mobility
Foam rollers are the go-to choice for most runners when it comes to mobility work. While foam rollers are an effective way to perform self myofascial release, I love using things like golf, tennis and lacrosse balls as well. Balls are especially good for trigger points and getting deeper into the muscles and fascia.