I’m all about making your running strength exercises as time-efficient as possible, so you can get maximum benefit with the least faffing about, leaving you more time to get out and run. This side plank variation is a great example of exactly the type of exercise that fits the bill perfectly – we can work your core and target glute med at the same time.
Performing this one leg deadlift variation with added resistance, like a medicine ball or dumbbells will further challenge you in terms of strength, throughout this functional movement.
In this video, I’m going to show you a simple but super-effective resistance band exercise to target your glutes. Strengthening the hip region is so important for us runners.
For many of us who sit behind a desk all day at work, or find ourselves in similar sedentary positions for hours on end, glute weakness and inhibition is a real problem. For many reasons, such as helping to control the position of our knees as we run, and providing stability for the low back, we need to learn to switch these butt muscles on more effectively.