Glutes: Isolate, Activate, Strengthen

Glutes: Isolate, Activate, Strengthen

Weak glutes — specifically, sleepy glute max — is at the root of some of the most prevalent and avoidable chain reaction imbalances.

Use these videos to isolate, activate, and strengthen glute max, the boss of your push off in running and beyond.

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Glutes: Isolate, Activate, Strengthen
  • Are your glutes working too hard or not enough?

    Exclusive routine from HIT RESET: Revolutionary Yoga for Athletes!
    The fact is, glute max is the boss of your push-off — the action of moving your body forward — in all physical pursuits... Use this self-test from HIT RESET to assess and correct your glute engagement, and learn more in the Wake U...

  • Power Your Push Off

    Your glutes are the Boss of your "push off," so make sure they're doing their job. Use this routine to activate and strengthen your butt while mimicking forward motion to add stability and power to your stride.
    - Focus: strength, performance
    - Key muscles: hips, glutes
    - When: pre-run or cross-tr...

  • How To Activate Your Glutes

    A few minutes spent activating and strengthening your glutes will add power to your stride and any workout. Use this routine to wake up and strengthen your butt!
    - Focus: strength, performance
    - Key muscles: glutes
    - When: pre-workout or cross-training

  • Workout Day Warm Up

    Use this dynamic warm up to encourage turnover while connecting your mind, body, and breath. Incorporates low reps to hit all your key running muscles quickly including activation for your glutes, back, and core to help you get the most out of the miles ahead.
    - Focus: warm up, performance
    - Key ...

  • How To Warm Up

    Use this dynamic warm up to activate your breath and key muscles including your glutes, core, and back — a quick, energizing way to start your day or pregame your workout.
    - Focus: warm up, performance
    - Key muscles: hamstrings, glutes, core, back, shoulders
    - When: pre-workout

  • Starting Line Warm Up

    Use this quick pre-race warm up to activate your breath, key muscles, and race mantra as you toe the line — no props required!
    - Focus: warm up, performance
    - Key muscles: glutes, hips, back
    - When: pre-workout/race

  • Pre-Run Warm Up

    Use this quick pre-run routine to activate your breath and encourage turnover while warming up all your key running muscles quickly including your glutes, core, and back to optimize the miles ahead.
    - Focus: performance, warm up
    - Key muscles: glutes, core, back
    - When: pre-run