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So I’m having a problem where my left glute feels like it’s blocked or hindered and I cannot achieve regular contraction. It feels like my left glute max can’t fire and all the smaller muscles are compensating for it. When I squat I almost completely shift my weight on my right leg and I my left glute gets completely disengaged. when I try and use my left leg to stand up I get an intense amount of contraction just above my knee cap .
it seems to be an external rotation issue(I think). Went to go see a massage therapist who worked on my vastus lateralis(suuper ropey), glute and hamstring which allowed me to get proper external rotation using my glute(used tfl almost exclusively for external rotation hence over developed).
yeah it’s probably weakness and/or inhibition in the glute. there are many exercises you can do for the glutes. it sounds like a single leg glute bridge might be good, with focus on maintaining a stable pelvis as you do the bridge especially on the weak side, and then squeezing and holding the glute at the top for 5 seconds.
the only problem i have with glute bridges is that I get somewhat pain on near my IT on the back of my leg, which I’m assuming it’s trying to do the job my glute is suppose to be doing
Thank you Mike, I’ll be testing some of these. On a side note, I posted a youtube link on my original post and that seems to take away a lot of the problems. I wanted to try kelly’s hip symmetry but when I try and lay on my back and bring my legs to my chest, I get too much pain in my hip flexors and I have very limited movement in that position, my left shin/ankle almost always swings inwards towards my other foot. I’ll keep this updated