27 Sep '16, 10am

Are you relying on your hamstrings instead of glutes when running? Find out and fix it! #runchat

It’s true, runners are notoriously lazy asses. It’s not our fault, it’s our lifestyle. Hours of sitting for work cause our glutes to slowly stop firing due to the reduced oxygen and tightened hip flexors . The result is less powerful running. But most of us don’t even know we’ve gone radio silent. I mean, I can still see my ass…it’s still there and I feel it, so what do you mean it’s not active?? Issues with poor glute activation: Over reliance on hamstrings Less control over internal rotation of legs, leading to knee injuries Increased lower back pain When we talk about the gluteal area, it’s not just one large muscle, but 3: gluteal medius, maximus and minimus. Working all three is required to keep us running strong. As explained by Kelly Bagget , there are 2 main problems that occur with regard to the glutes: Inhibited Glutes In this situation the glutes are on permanen...

Full article: http://www.runtothefinish.com/2016/09/glute-activation-ex...

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