I’m so excited that it’s Friday of a long weekend! Do you have Monday off as well?
Did all of you east coasters get as much snow as us? We got pounded for the past 24 hours, adding an additional ~10″ on top of the 10″ we already had on the ground. We’re getting another 3-6″ tomorrow! No idea where it’s going to go! Such is February in Massachusetts. 🙂
I’m also really excited today because I’m sharing my go-to glute workout on Empower’s blog. Check it out here!
This strength program has helped not only to rehab from my glute injuries, but has given me a stronger lower body and–BONUS!–more shapely legs and glutes! You can do the workout in the comfort of your own home as I have shown, or at the gym.
I’ve added in some upper body for super sets and core work in between some sets, so while the emphasis is on the glutes, it’s still a near total-body workout! Plus, since you don’t stop moving the entire time, you’re burning max calories for a strength day. You could also add some cardio bursts between moves, such as jumping jacks, high knees, shadow boxing, jump rope, etc., for an additional calorie burn.
Though this workout is great for everyone, it’s especially important for us runners, as it focuses on glute moves with hip extension, two places that runners tend to be weak. I have noticed that I now have better firing of my glutes while running.
I’d love to hear if you give this a try and what you think of it! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!