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Flex on a Step – Wake up your sleepy glutes

by Dr Rangan Chatterjee   /  December 21, 2017

MOVEMENT 1 – Flex on a Step

‘Flex on a step’ is the first movement out of a series of four movements that are detailed in the ‘Wake up your sleepy glutes’ section in my best-selling book, The Four Pillar Plan. These movements are designed to help you awaken your glute muscles by putting them in a position where they have no option but to contract. These are the movements that completely eliminated my 10 year history of back pain. I have seen them help hundreds of my patients and I know that they will help you.

This first movement is called ‘Flex on a Step’ and is detailed in the video above. Using a step increases the flexion you will get at your hip. When you combine this with the forward reach of the arms you give your glutes  NO OPTION but to contract and pull your body back upright. I’d encourage you to give this movement a try and let me know on social media how you get on using the hashtag #sleepyglutes and #the4pillarplan

Once you have tried this movement, why not have a go at the second movement in this series, Hip Adduction.


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Dr. Rangan Chatterjee MbChB, BSc (Hons), MRCP, MRCGP