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Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.
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Hey Nick Ortego here. I’m going to
teach you how to you activate your
glutes the same time working on lateral
stability. This is really good if you run
trails and you want to be stable. It’s
really good if you just do anything and
want to prevent injuries by
strengthening the abductors. The weak
link in the hip abductors can become
problematic and precipitate injuries in
the knees and possibly lower back as
well. So what I have is a rubber band wrapped
around this machine that won’t move. I
step inside the rubber band and I
have this hurdle this is about one foot
maybe 13 inch high hurdle. I made it with
PVC. It’s really easy and cheap to make
hurdles with PVC. What I’m going to do
is step forward and this rubber band is so strong that it’s pulling me back
i have it right at the hip crease.
What I’ll do step forward enough and
then have to bring one foot up and over
the hurdle at the same time the leg I’m
standing on has to really be active in
hip extension. So i don’t want to be
doing this where I let it pull my hips
back and going over this way. What I want
is hips forward up standing at all
there’s a little bit of forward lean
to my body
Feel the glutes firing up and feel the
hips firing up. Burns after just 30
seconds or so to give that a try either
20 reps 30 seconds something along those
lines. Build up your endurance go for a
minute or so maybe a minute and a
half, maybe even up to two minutes if you
build up the endurance. Give that a try.
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