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Glute Strength Part 2! Lower glute Max

Last week I shared with you a video, with 3 really great ways to start bringing more awareness to the strength of the glutes max, that may be dormant.

This week I want to share another video, that’s a little more challenging, but still with the focus on bringing awareness to, switching on, and strengthening the gluteous maximus. This time, we’re thinking specifically about the lower portion of the huge muscles that is glute max. The bit we sit on. A lot.

With all the sitting that we tend to do in our lives, it’s not surprising that the glutes get weak and lazy – but that we actually forget how to use them. It’s this reconnecting of the neuro-muscular system that the targeted focus and awareness in a yoga practice can bring. Once we are consciously aware of a certain muscle, what is does, how it should fire and how we switch it on, we can start to strengthen it.

I made a special freebie for you this week, a printable download of the poses in the video sequence, so that you can keep them to hand to add into your regular routine. (Perfect to add in to Strength & Mobility Part 2, if you have the Get on Track program.)

Strengthen Lower Glute Max Yoga Routine!

This class is all standing, so grab your mat and give it a go. After, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the chat just below!


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Helen Clare

Helen Clare, founder of Helen Clare Yoga and Run Better with Yoga, is a trail runner, senior yoga teacher and yoga for athletes coach, living in Cornwall, UK.

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