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Activating the Glutes Before a Run

2024-01-16

Activating the Glutes Before a Run

The gluteus maximus and gluteus medius are responsible for extending the leg and stabilizing the knee and hip. Activating the gluteus before a run will stabilize the hips, promote good posture, and reduce the knee collapsing. Lateral Band...

Single Leg Strength Exercises

2024-01-16

Single Leg Strength Exercises

Strengthening your glutes is essential for injury free and pain free running, because it stabilizes and supports the knee, hip and ankle. However, most people think of back squats and deadlifts when they think of strengthening glutes, and while these...

Squat Jumps w/ Coach Jorge

2024-01-16

Squat Jumps w/ Coach Jorge

This exercise uses your lower body muscles as well as your core: abdominals, glutes, hamstrings, and lower back. The squat jump exercise ranks near the top of the list for developing explosive power using only an athlete's body weight. Anyone who...

Mountain Climbers w/ Coach Jorge

2024-01-16

Mountain Climbers w/ Coach Jorge

There’s no denying it: Mountain climbers are a great way to work out your arms and abs. Start in a high plank, and make sure your hands are shoulder-width apart. Then, engage your glutes and your core as you lift one foot off the ground, bend your...

Sphynx Stretch w/ Coach Jorge

2024-01-16

Sphynx Stretch w/ Coach Jorge

The sphinx stretch is a gentle back bend that allows you to be both active and relaxed. These backbend stretches and strengthens your spine, buttocks, and chest. To do the sphinx stretch, follow these steps: Lie on your stomach with your elbows...

Planks w/ Coach Jorge

2024-01-16

Planks w/ Coach Jorge

1. Plant hands directly under shoulders (slightly wider than shoulder-width) like you’re about to do a push-up. 2. Ground toes into the floor and squeeze glutes to stabilize your body. Your legs should be working, too — be careful not to lock...

Pushups w/ Coach Jorge

2024-01-16

Pushups w/ Coach Jorge

Push-ups are a great way to work out your arms, your chest, your back, your abs, and your legs. Though many of us are familiar with the classic exercise, a lot of us do it wrong. Start with your hands shoulder-width apart and your body lifted in a...

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