Strengthening the gluteal muscles is recommended for virtually every hip and knee issue that exists. From patellar femoral syndrome and hip impringement to tight IT bands and dropped arches, improving the strength of the big power muscles of the bum are a key component to recovery. What to do when they don’t cooperate?
Pilates Mat classes focus on core strength but for some, the work is felt in the hip flexor muscles instead. Simple tips to improve muscle balance can help shift the work back to the abdominals.