How to Activate Your Gluteus Medius
Wall Push is a great exercise for your Gluteus Medius, lower back pain rehabilitation and also for lower limb injuries. This is a great exercise for activating the gluteus medius muscle. Activation is the crucial first step in retraining under utilised muscle groups.
Hi guys, Brad from POGO Physio wanting to introduce you to the “wall push”. The wall push is brilliant for lower back pain rehabilitation and also for lower limb injuries. As the name suggests you need a wall and you take your inside leg up 90 degrees and you simply push the thigh to the wall as if you are pushing the wall away. As you do that you will feel the glute on the stance leg activate and engage. You hold this push for 30seconds and then you simply repeat on the opposite side. Up tall, push the thigh to the wall and you will feel that contract for 30seconds and then you simply relax. It is good to repeat this twice. So, you are going to hold the push for 30seconds each side X 2 and that is a great one for activating the glutes. Enjoy!
Yours in Running,
Brad Beer (APAM)
Author ‘You CAN Run Pain Free!’
Founder POGO Physio