Physio Ball Leg Extensions

Golf Digest fitness editor Ron Kaspriske demonstrates an advanced exercise that will help strengthen your glute muscles.

Released on 1/29/2016

Transcript

00:00
You know, doing glute bridges on the floor,
00:02
it's a great exercise to initially activate
00:05
the glute muscles.
00:06
But after a while, you start to get used to it.
00:08
You won't get the strength gains and the benefits
00:10
you need from having strong glutes.
00:12
Of course when you swing a golf club
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you gotta have strong glutes.
00:14
So I'm gonna show you an advanced exercise
00:17
which is basically called a physio ball leg extension
00:20
but if you do 'em enough you'll start calling 'em
00:21
butt burners.
00:22
So this is what it looks like.
00:24
So, you just extend out onto a physio ball
00:27
as I am here.
00:28
Now right now I am already firing
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I am contracting my glutes.
00:32
Now from this position, I just want to extend one leg out
00:35
hold it for just a brief period
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and then extend the other one out
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and hold it for a brief period.
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You see I'm already struggling with my balance
00:41
so now I'm activating my core muscles too
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to try to stabilize my body while I do this.
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Now there's a trick to this exercise
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If you're struggling to keep your balance,
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what I want you to do it actually think about
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the left or right glute as you extend out.
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If you think about it the muscle will fire
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and help stabilize the body.
01:00
It's a great way to strengthen that region.
01:02
Try it next time you're in the gym.
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Thanks for watching, we'll see you next Friday.
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