Essential Stability From Your Glutes!

Last blog, we talked about the glutes: what they are, where they are, and briefly their roles in the body. As we dive a little more into functional movement (daily body movement–through life and through sport) it’s more important to talk about how they work together as a system than as isolated muscles.

How do the glutes stabilize your body?

We’ve mentioned before that gluteus medius is an important pelvic and lower body dynamic stabilizer. As you walk and run, dynamic loads translates up into the pelvis. Gluteus medius contracts to keep the pelvis in a neutral position while in a single leg stance.
So how can you tell if your glute meds are stabilizing your hips? Take a look at the photo below. Weakness of the right glute med will cause the left hip to drop while standing on the right leg.