This little muscle can be a pain in the butt, quite literally!
Those runners/cyclists amongst you may well be aware of this one(the piriformis).
Have you ever had a niggle/injury in your knee or your ankle, and been told that you need to activate your glutes muscles, or that you have lazy glutes, causing other muscles to work harder?
This may well be the case, but possibly not for the reason you think. This muscle is renowned for getting chronically tight, and a chronically tight muscles is unable to contract. So you could spend all day long trying to activate/work that glute, but it would be incredible difficult to activate it.
Of course there are other muscles in the glutes, (and I’ll post about them another day). But this little muscle is responsible for rotation, so if it’s not firing, can be the cause of knee/ankle issues. I’ll post more on this in the future.
Does this resonate with anyone?
If you would like to learn more about your body, how to get your muscles activated and moving better, reduce injury risk and improve your sporting performance, then sign up for my workshop on 21st April 11am in Leigh on Sea. See event post for more info or get in touch 0794 1379359