Prevent injury: Leg glute lifts - Women's Running

Prevent injury: Leg glute lifts

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Prevent injury: Leg glute liftsGetting the muscles in your glutes to fire at the right time during the running stride is important, to help absorb the impact of every stride and protect your back. Enter the Prevent injury: Leg glute lifts. Remember to keep you neck in line with the straight line of your back, and draw your stomach in away from the mat.


  • Lie on your stomach.
  • Bend your right knee and flex your right foot.
  • Lift your right knee off the floor.
  • Lower your knee back to the floor.
  • Complete one set on the right before changing over to the left.

Be safe

Keep your hips on the floor throughout the exercise. This is a very small movement – don’t try to make it too big.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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