Use this SMR exercise to address the muscles in the back of your hips.
You probably won't notice knots in your buns when you are just walking around, but when you slowly roll through this tissue, you'll find them!
The gluteus maximus (and many of the other posterior hip muscles) is involved in any movement using the hips. When one or more of your glutes is dysfunctional, proper hip function is compromised.
You will notice a 'lightness' with body movements if you release any knots in your glutes.
For written instructions, click here to download a printable PDF of the Glutes Roll
For our downloadable video instruction, click here. (video from 2010--updated video is in the works!)
If you have lower back issues you should begin this technique by lying flat on the floor FIRST, then lift your hips to get the roller underneath you (instead of sitting on the roller and lying back).
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