If you’re like most people you have started a new workout routine in the new year. Runners are using this cold weather time to focus on their strengths however with some occasional warm weather they snuck in a run. Here are three exercises to build core and glute strength with common errors and how to correct them.
1. Bridges: this simple exercise will strengthen your glute Max which propels your body forward with each step. Be sure to keep your back in a neutral position and hinge through your hips. Do not arch your back.
2. Hip abduction: your glute medius is the muscle that stabilizes your pelvis when you are standing in one leg as the opposite swings through the air. Weakness here can cause knee pain. Make sure you maintain your trunk without movement and when you lift your leg lift up and slightly backwards so that you leave the movement with your heel and not your toes.
3. Front planks: excellent core strength from your hips to your shoulders an important for posture. Keep your spine & Body in a perfectly straight position. Do not cheat by lifting your butt too high or dropping it arching your back.
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