I love the mini bands, they are my go to torture device when it comes to singling out the glutes and feeling the burn.  But lately, I have become an even bigger fan of using them a completely different way.

Here is one of my favorite exercises for addressing ankle and hip stability, glute activation, thoracic rotation, disassociation, balance, and you’ll feel an awesome shoulder burn!  On a separate note, when will Apple change their auto correct so that when I type in glute, it doesn’t change to flute?

Balance, Rotate and Activate

A few keys to success:

  • Place the mini band around your forearms creating some tension and ensuring the arms stay parallel to each other
  • Feel your shoulder blades pulling towards your back pockets
  • Get into golf posture on one foot lifting the free leg up towards the ceiling to better engage the glutes
  • Once you feel the glutes engage, begin rotating from the torso
  • The goal is to keep the arms and torso connected throughout the motion.  Rotate within the limits of your body
  • Start with 10 rotations on each leg

This is a great add in to your warm up or movement preparation portion of a workout.  It will engage your body in all the right places!

Enjoy!……….S

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