Here are three great glute activation exercises that are perfect to do before a lower body session that involves squats and lunges, or even before a run. If the glute medius in particular is a weak area for you it may be worth doing these exercises regularly to improve their function and conditioning.

These exercises primarily work the glute medius which is an important hip stabiliser muscle that also contributes to pelvic and spinal stabilisation. If your glute medius is weak, this can lead to poor running posture and your knees caving in when lunging and squatting, which may eventually lead to an injury! Make sure to strengthen this muscle and watch your technique improve..

You can use a band as shown in the video to make each of the exercises more challenging.

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