Gluteal Strength Exercises
This video on gluteal strength exercises covers some basic exercises to improve glute (gluteal) strength. In this video Osteopath Dr Shehan will transition through multiple exercises designed to target and also strengthen your gluteal muscles.
Do you have weak glutes?
The gluteals are a group of 3 muscles that make up the buttocks. Together they are responsible for extension, abduction as well as rotation of the hip. These muscles help stabilise the hips and pelvis and thus have an important role in our everyday movements, such as walking and running.
A lack of gluteal strength can often lead to excessive loads being placed into the lower back, knees and also the ankles which can lead to subsequent injuries of these areas. There are multiple reasons as to why our glutes maybe weak. One of the most common reasons is prolonged periods of sitting. Here are some simple exercises performed by Shehan that can help strengthen up your glutes
- Gluteal clamshells
- Frog Pumps
- Fire Hydrants
- Hip Thrusts
- Donkey Kicks
- Bulgarian Split Squat
Remember to consult an Osteopath or a Physiotherapist to properly assess and diagnose your concerns. Remember also that not all exercises are suitable for all people all of the time. Do not start doing exercises without professional advice. A health care professional can make sure these exercises are suitable for you!