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Glutes

Many runners know, or are told by their physical therapists to strengthen their glutes, as weakness here is often the cause to many issues and complaints. But, in my experience, most people aren’t really sure how to go about strengthening the glutes – and end up just clenching their butt!

The glute max is the largest of the three glute muscles and it is our primary hip extensor, meaning it’s job is to draw the hip straight back. So strength here, plus flexibility in the hip flexors (see last week’s video!), is essential for good, proper, safe running form.

In this video I show you 3 ways to really effectively get stronger in the gluteous maximus. These poses can be done on their own but ideally as part of a well-rounded yoga practise. So make sure you’ve got your copy of my free pre- and post-run printable yoga routine, just below!

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You won’t need any props for this class, so off you go!… After you’ve watched, write me a comment below to let me know how you got on.

All my best,
Helen

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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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