Glute Exercise with Resistance Tubing
Our Physiotherapist Eleni demonstrates how to do a Kneeling Glute Kick back with a resistance band. All you need is a yoga mat, a resistance band and 10 minutes.
This exercise is a great way to strengthen the glutes while reducing activation of other hip extensor accessory muscles. Your bottom is comprised of a group of three muscles – glute medius, glute minimus and glute maximus. These muscles work to move your leg behind you, to the side and rotate your leg inwards and outwards.
Our everyday lives often require us to spend a large amount of time in sitting, which causes our glutes to stop firing, resulting in weak glutes. Glute weakness can therefore lead to tightness in the muscles that pull your leg forward, and possible knee or lower back injury.