Why you should roll your Gluteus Maximus
In our society, we spend a lot of time sitting. This adversely affects our gluteal muscles, leading to weaker gluteals and lowered strength in hip extension, abduction and external rotation. However, these three factors are important fundamentals for knee health, which is why we need to restore good soft-tissue quality and strength of our gluteals.
The gluteus maximus is responsible for hip extension, which plays a crucial role in sprinting and jumping. Massaging your gluteus maximus can increase your force output and make a better athlete and it can also help relieve back pain.
How to do it
Place the roller underneath your buttocks and support your weight on your hands and your feet. Roll the gluteus maximus with bent and extended knees to hit the muscle from different angles.
You can use these knee exercises to improve gluteal strength.