Day 2: This session will focus on strengthening your glutes, particularly your gluteus medius. Your gluteus medius is one of the muscles within your gluteal complex and an important muscle for walking, running, and single-leg weight-bearing exercises. It prevents the opposite side of your pelvis from dropping during any activity where you destabilize yourself by lifting your leg off the ground.
This muscle is also important in assisting the unloading of your QL--when your gluteus medius is weak, your QL does more work to stabilize your pelvis and lower back. I have found that many people with lower back and hip pain have a gluteus medius that is "turned off" and not strong enough or firing properly.
Tools: bolster or pillow, yoga block & strap or similar