Gluteus medius exercises strength training on the Pilates reformer
Gluteus medius exercises for strength training and conditioning progression standing on a Pilates reformer. This contemporary exercise targets the gluteus medius and maximus bilaterally among many others, and challenges various muscle groups that support the hip, knee and ankle during athletic activities.
It is not intended as an early rehabilitation exercise, but as an advanced progression or conditioning exercise.
Why incorporate this type of exercise to your training regime?
This type of exercise requires muscle control of various muscle groups, including those of the deep abdominal wall.
Muscle strength deficits and activation timing patters in the lumbopelvic region is associated with low back pain. The gluteus medius muscle is often seen as the most important stabiliser of the pelvis, preventing excessive hip adduction during gait. Researchers have shown that these adduction forces can exceed magnitudes of three times body weight during mid stance.
The gluteus maximus plays an important role in human bipedal walking and load transfer through the hip joint; thus, weak gluteus muscles may result in loss of functional abilities. Muscle weakness, poor neuromuscular control, and unbalanced muscle activity in the lumbopelvic region are major factors related to lumbopelvic instability.
Super advanced Pilates for men
Do you think you are advanced because you can lift a heavy load, or you can hold a plank for 30 minutes?
In this workout you will need strength, flexibility, endurance, control, precision, coordination and fluidity. Not easy!
We can challenge our super advanced Pilates clients with a variety of exercises. Pilates is not just for women. In this video have a look at this amazing video of our own Max Ziegler performing an incredibly challenging exercise we call “Jacknife into lower plank” Only for the super advanced. clients.