Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It's All in the Hips...Part 2

 As I mentioned in my previous post (Part 1 of "It's All in the Hips"), it is important to continually and frequently activate and strengthen the gluteal muscles during squatting, walking, and any hip dominant activity (like your kettlebell swings).  The previous exercise got you started with seated gluteal activation through band hip abductions.  Now it is time to introduce locomotion in a partially flexed hip position, i.e. a partial squat.  Most people find that this particular exercise quickly fatigues their gluteal muscles, assuming they use a band of appropriate resistance.  Start with performing 10 steps in each direction, and work up to multiple sets.  You have your get started!

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