In order to achieve or maintain a healthy back along with limited knee and hip pain, one must have strong gluteal muscles (your bum muscles)! This is even more important if you are a long distance runner. These muscles control and stabilize your pelvis which helps prevent abnormal biomechanics and over stressing of the knee and hip joints.
Lateral and forward band walks are excellent exercises that specifically target the important hip muscles. Doing these exercises correctly will help increase the strength and endurance of these muscles. Ideally, complete these exercises 3 to 4 times a week.
Check out the following videos on how to perform the band walks. For more information on these exercises or where you can get the mini-bands used in the video contact us at 613-623-9440 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.