Happy New year to all of you! 2018 is here, and I sincerely hope you took the time to reflect back on 2017, and also to set some new goals for yourself. If you are unsure how to properly set goals in your life in general, check out this blog post where I show you the right way to do it, so you can set yourself up for success.
Today I want to share with you one of my glute strengthening, Back Pain Bootcamp workouts, where I demonstrate some great exercises that will target the glute muscles, and help you stabilize your pelvis. The most important thing you can do for yourself when experiencing piriformis pain is to stabilize your hips. I love doing this by activating the big glute muscles that are dormant most of the time (due to our sedentary lifestyle).
How to Properly Strengthen the Glute Muscles
I love using a Resistance Loop Band to not only create resistance but to also ensure I’m activating the right muscles. It helps me stay focused on the muscle (that should be working), rather than just doing the exercise for the sake of doing the exercise if you know what I mean.
Glute Strengthening Workout for Piriformis Syndrome Rehab
Glute Strengthening Workout Breakdown
- Standing Leg Raises: 10 Reps on each side.
- Lying leg raises (inner thigh): 10 Reps on each side.
- Clams: 10 reps on each side. Make sure you’re not rotating your pelvis here.
- Clam to leg raise combo: 10 Reps on each side
Movement is very crucial to your recovery. Without it, muscles are only gonna get weaker and less ‘functional’. So do commit to at least 10 minutes of movement a day if you can. If you are looking for more information on healing piriformis syndrome, check out the following articles:
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I hope you enjoy this routine my friend and leave me a comment below with your experience strengthening the glutes, and if the loop band made a difference in your routines.