November 23, 2022 1 min read
Glutes and hamstring exercise helps to improve kneeand back pain, and better overall athletic performance. The main compound exercises which can workout both muscles are listed below.
The dumbbell split squat is a compound leg exercise that targets the legs with an emphasis on the glutes and hamstrings. This move also improves hip mobility and core stability.
The conventional or straight leg deadlift uses mainly the lower back and hamstrings due to only a hip hinge movement. You can perform this exercise with a dumbbell, kettlebell or your own bodyweight.
The kettlebell swing strengthens your core, glutes, hamstrings, quads, back, delts and arms which also helps to improve balance and posture.
The lateral band walk is a great way to work your glutes, hips, and thighs. It helps to stabilize your knees and hips, and prevents injury and particularly helpful for any athlete who engages in sports that require running, jumping, pivoting and twisting.
Barbell hip thrusts help to perform hip extension and overload the glute muscles as well as activate the lower body(hamstrings).