45 mins | Strength | All Levels
Wowah... if you can easily get through this workout without deep breaths and a furrowed brow. We are IMPRESSED!
Get ready for a side butt burrrrrrn. This workout isolates and targets the endurance properties of the glute med and core muscles. Once you can do this relatively easily add a mini band around your knees, or a dumbbell on the side of your leg.
What is the Glute Med?
The Gluteus Medius is one of your glute muscles that sits on the outside of the hip and attaches to the thigh bone. It is crucial for runners to have good strength and control in this stabilising muscle as it helps absorb force when your foot hits the ground, can help stabilise and reduce force at the knee, and steadies your pelvis and trunk. Leaving the rest of your body to do what it is designed to do- propel you forwards against gravity!
Make sure you read through the whole workout before you start to determine if it is right for you. Please get in touch if you have any injuries and would like some alternative exercises! If you have never trained before, it is a good idea to get doctors clearance and see a trainer first.
A comfortable mat
If you want to make it harder you can add a mini band into the mix!
Follow along with me and I will do the timing, cue your technique and provide the motivation. Don't stop unless I do!
Alternatively you can set it up and work through it in your own time!
Opening up the hip flexors allows the glutes to fire up!
Hip square, tuck pelvis and squeeze the glute on the back leg
Start high, and every 10s get a little bit lower for 60s
Repeat on other side
3x 20s work:10s rest
Plie Squat, pivot to Lunge left
Plie Squat, pivot to Lunge right
Opposite Hand to Opposite Leg V-Ups left
Opposite Hand to Opposite Leg V-Ups right
Death by leg lift
30s work, 15s rest between exercises
Keep hips stacked on top of each other the whole time, heel, hips and shoulders in line with each other.
Lateral leg lift, toe pointing down - when you think you're as high as you can, squeeze a little higher!
Middle Swing to front
Middle swing to back
Swing all the way through front and back
Now switch and do other leg
45s work 15s rest and change exercises (14 mins)
Dead salmon x10, Russian twists x10
Plank hip dips on toes or knees
Straight leg sit up, 3 second lower
Knee hug sit ups
Bicycle crunches x10 + 2 x reverse crunches
30s each exercise
No rest between exercises
30s rest at the end of the three exercises
Single leg bridge left
single leg bridge right
Plank hip tap + front tap + knee tap