Forums General Couch Stretch Glute Activation

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    • #71785
      AvatarJaziel Solis
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      Hi all,

      I’ve been integrating the couch stretch in some of my mob routines and wondered if anyone has a solution my problem. 
      I’m struggling to activate the Glutes in this position, especially when I try to extend the stretch a little further each time using PNF. I’m assuming this is because I’m too tight in quads? Any advice on how to improve this would be appreciated.  
      Thanks
    • #76934
      AvatarTom Matchinsky
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      A nice way to pair the couch stretch is with some quad smashing first and maybe even some bulgarian split squats nice and slow and controlled (bodyweight is fine, you can find videos describing technique a million places) and then go to the couch. Start as low as you need to to keep a good glute squeeze and rotate between the three and keep working to go up a little higher as you are able to keep the glute engaged.

      Travis Jewett
      MWOD Staff
    • #76936
      AvatarJaziel Solis
      Participant

      That’s great, thanks Travis.  So is my inability to activate the Glutes in this position mainly down to tight quads?

    • #76940
      AvatarTom Matchinsky
      Participant

      That could be the issue. Or very tight anterior hip. Smash quads, smash anterior hip and get into the couch again. Rinse, repeat! Focus on only going as high as you can squeeze the butt.

      Travis
      MWOD Staff

    • #76942
      AvatarJaziel Solis
      Participant

      Okay will do. Thanks Travis.

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