It’s really important to have strong glut med muscles as:
- They form part of a complex that draws the ball of your hip joint back into the socket, lessening symptoms of arthritis, bursitis, impingement and more.
- They help to hold your pelvis level. This means you’ll get less shearing and jarring through your spine on movements such as walking, and less chance of landing awkwardly on your knees and ankles as you step.
- Hips stay stacked over each other, or even roll slightly forwards on the top hip.
- Less is more- a small lift of 1-2cm where you can feel the muscle activate behind your hip joint is more effective than a big movement where you have no stablity and control.
- Stop when you start to feel the hamstrings working (ie- muscles at back of thigh)