Now we know why we posteriorly tilt when we squat and round out our lower backs. But how do we stretch the tight structures that create that “dumping out” effect? There are 3 main muscle groups that contribute to this effect. What are they? Curious? Well . . . You know what to do!
So we know about the squat and what happens when we loose form on the bottom end (see last video.) We “dump out” at the pelvis. But why? The answer lies in the length of the three main muscle groups. 1. Hamstrings 2. Glutes 3. Adductors. If they are tight or in spasm, they will pull the pelvis into a posterior tilt or a “dump-out.” Watch this video to understand what I’m talking about and take a look at your own squat.
The all-in-one exercise that utilizes the Glut-Medius for all that it’s built to do! You need balance. You need stability. You obviously need to move so you also need dynamic ability. Control the hinge and you control the Glut!
So you know how to release the Glut-Medius through deep tissue, screen for its weakness & move properly utilizing appropriate allignment (see prior videos for these,) but how do we work on the Glut-Medius functionally. How do we use the muscle in isolation, but still use it while weight bearing? This is quite relevant because you can strengthen these muscles through machines in the gym or by lying on your side and raising the leg, but that doesn’t really translate to the real world since we don’t use that muscle while sitting or while lying down. How do we get that Glut-Medius to activate in a way that the brain actually understands? Check it!