In the previous post, I introduced The Great 8™ Mobility-Flexibility Program from my new book “Stretch to Win”. In our book, we teach you how to use The Great 8 as an assessment that guides you to solutions for pain, improve your athletic performance, faster recovery and optimal fitness.
Starting with the glute complex in this post, I will focus on teaching you each of the 8 key movements for core muscles and their connective tissue attachments that make up your foundation for optimal mobility and flexibility. For simplicity, I will refer to all connective tissue as the fascia net or just ‘net’. Then we just name the net to where it is on the body or what it does in function. Full descriptions and illustrations of all the anatomical nets are found in the book.
The Glute complex is located in what we call the “Back Power Net” because it is located at the back of your hip and is a major muscle of your core and athletic power (see figure below; see p30 in our book for an extensive description). The key muscles accessed for most people in this movement are the piriformis, glute medius, glute maximus and muscles of the low back. Others include muscles of the mid back and neck.
Simply follow the video above, which coaches you through the entire movement for both sides of your body.
• Self assessment
o Do the movement on both sides to determine if there is an imbalance.
o Start and end with the tighter side, otherwise it doesn't matter.
o Re-assess the movement when done to see if both sides have improved with symmetrical mobility. If not, repeat tight one.
• If you have any problems getting into the position, doing the movement or have discomfort like pinching in your hip or anywhere else, then find a local Fascial Stretch Therapy Provider in our directory here: www.stretchtowin.com
• If the movement causes or increases pain, then stop and see a health professional to determine the cause of the pain.
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