Welcome back! Hopefully you spent a great couple of days stretching your hip flexors and you are ready to come back and learn my favorite drills for activating your glutes! Remember that stretching and foam rolling your hip flexors is something you should always do before working on the glutes. If you still feel tight, keep going at it. Adding deep issue massages that focuses on the front of your leg might help speed up the process. With time and patience, your hip flexors will release. Haven’t been stretching the hip flexors out? Check out part 1 of this series here.
Moving on to glute activation and strengthening! There is one very important thing that I’ve talked about before that we have to keep in mind when working the glutes: the mind-muscle connection. I need you to focus on feeling every single movement and repetition in the right spot. Many times, especially when muscles are underactive, other muscles will take over the movement and not let the glutes work. If you are feeling your quads or hamstrings more than your glutes in any of the exercises below, stop and start again. I need you to focus on squeezing and feeling every single repetition in your glutes. Not feeling anything in the right place? Go back to part 1 of this series and stretch the hip flexors some more. Be patient. Results won’t come overnight! But if you have the patience to stick with it, the results will amaze you.
Ready to get those glutes working? Here we go!