STRENGTHEN THESE GLUTE MUSCLES
Weakness here can cause injury.
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In fact, many athletes lack strength in this part of the glute, which can lead to problems in the low back, hips, knees, and ankles, says Michael Olzinski, a Precision Running coach at Equinox locations in San Francisco.
Popular hip exercises like squats, step-ups, and deadlifts strengthen the gluteus maximus, quads, hamstrings, and hip flexors—not the gluteus medius. The right way to activate this muscle is through lateral and rotational moves.
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