DetailsStrengthening the hips and glutes is essential for a number of different reasons. A stronger and more flexible lower body will enable you to run harder for longer, and will be especially important once you start integrating inclines and hill running into your weekly training routine. It will also have the added benefit of providing a stronger foundation for key compound movements such as the squat and the deadlift.
Hip circle bands are also a great way to warmup your lower body before a heavy squatting session in the gym. They fold up and take up minimal space in your gym bag, and are so easy to use that you’ll be able to get the blood pumping within 5 minutes or less. That way you can lift with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you’ve prepared your body the right way.