Tag Archives : glutes


Side-lying Leg Lift Variation

Side-lying leg lift variation will get rid of the pain in your butt. It’s common that athletes occasionally get pain on the backside of the hip, near the glute. The pain can be quite uncomfortable and harsh to deal with because it often prevents you from doing your traditional training exercises, such as squats, lunges, deadlifts, or jumps. On the […]

Side-lying leg lift variation

Advanced Glute Bridge to Strengthen Gluteus Medius

The glute bridge and its advanced version can possibly be the best exercise that you need in your regimen on a regular basis. Usually, the majority of people have very underdeveloped glutes and hamstrings. This happens because of too much sitting and not training the muscles of the posterior chain. This is detrimental in athletes because the glutes and hamstrings […]


Cossack Squat aka Side to Side Squat

Cossack squat, also known as side-to-side (low slide) squat is a quite intense exercise that will reveal many of your weaknesses… Oh, did you say that you don’t have any? Maybe when you try this exercise, you will find a few, surprisingly. It could be the strength of your legs, glutes, and core, the flexibility of your hips, knees, or […]


5 Powerful yet Simple Glute Exercises

You need strong and functional glutes for any athletic movement that you do. If you want to perform optimally and without overuse injuries, include glute training into your regimen. Make it your priority for the next month and see how much better you will feel. If the glutes are not strong (or functional), other muscle groups will compensate for their function […]


Hyper-extensions for strong and shapely glutes

Hyper-extensions are an amazing movement for the entire posterior chain of muscles. The glutes—and especially the gluteus maximus, the biggest of the gluteal muscles—are extremely important for your athletic performance and well-being. They do look very good too if they are beautifully developed. Unfortunately, unless you pay a lot of attention to your glute training, the chance is that they […]


Pain in the Butt and How to Get Rid of Piriformis Problems

Pain in the butt can be a real pain the butt. Literally. Or idiomatically. Tennis players, runners, ball players, or even when walking or standing a lot, you have probably experienced this discomfort that just stays with you and doesn’t want to go away whatever you do. Sometimes you can have a numb, tingling, or burning sensation going down the […]


Hollow and Arch Body Hold for Core Strength Endurance

Body holds and other bodyweight exercises are quite underestimated. They look simple but when you start doing them, you realize how hard they are. Especially if you carry a little bit extra weight, then you really struggle. Bodyweight exercise give your brain a strong signal to decrease your “dead weight” (fat) because it is not efficient to carry it around. They […]

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Get More Power with Strong Glutes

Glutes… The gluteus (aka glutes, booty, behind, butt, etc) is undeniably a powerful and good looking muscle. We often pay attention to the gluteus of other people and forget ours. Your optimal performance and injury-free tennis often depends on in what shape your gluteus is. Is it strong, flexible, powerful and firing during all your athletic movements? Or is it weak, […]


Simple and Instant Relief from Tight Groin (Adductors)

Your athletic performance and life well-being are often limited by your most significant weaknesses, mental or physical. For the physical weaknesses your major goal should be to find them and improve them as much as possible to prevent future overuse injuries and to improve your performance. Often, tennis players have unilateral weakness (on one side, often on the non-dominant side) […]


Kettlebell Windmill to Improve Athletic Performance

A strong core is extremely important for every tennis player as it creates the stability for the hips and shoulders during the stroke production. Having a strong core is essential for a smooth transfer of power from the core to the limbs, while maintaining a perfect balance, flexibility and strength. A strong core allows your limbs (arms and legs) to […]