Do you want to strength your hips? Try this 2 week program!
Are you looking for stronger hips? If so, you need a program that focuses on strengthening the glutes and your lower extremity.
Why the glutes? Most people want a better butt for aesthetic reasons, but what most people don’t understand is the actual human performance benefits associated with having a strong butt. Your butt consists of the glute muscles, which are the largest muscle group in your body, consisting of the glute minimus, glute medius, and glute maximus. These muscles play a vital role in the way we sit, stand, walk, run, and jump. In theory, if properly strengthened, your glutes can improve performance.
These muscles control many different movements, such as hip extension, hip abduction, hip internal rotation, and hip external rotation. The stronger these movements are, the better your athletic performance will be. Stronger glutes will help improve your speed, agility, and jumping ability. As an athlete, the more you move the more you are at risk for an injury. When your glutes are strong, you will have more control in the single leg position (where most of our time is spent as athletes). When you are stable in the single leg position, you will ultimately have a decrease in compression forces down the leg in areas such as your knee and ankle. In theory, this will decrease your risk of injury in those areas.
Add glute strengthening to a full lower extremity program that focuses on your entire lower extremity and you will be ready to go! It may also help you decrease compression forces at distal joints, helping you decrease your potential risk of future lower extremity injuries!
*This does not constitute medical advice. If you have pain or injury please consult a medical profession in person*