Whether from sitting all day or simply not working on your strength and flexibility, it's common to have tight hip flexors and over stretched or weak glutes leading to what we in the industry like to call Dumb Butt! When your glutes just don't fire.
And when you're glutes are weak or don't fire, you risk injury due to a lack of hip stabilization and proper alignment of your leg. Imagine your hip dropping and your leg bowing inward at 3-4 x your body weight on impact with every foot strike. This is a recipe for possible hip, knee or ankle injury.
So Try the glute bridge exercise (video below) to strengthen those glutes to prevent dumb butt and becoming what is known as a back with a crack!
I suggest performing 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions (on both sides when applicable) with a 30 sec rest between sets.
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