Achieve maximal activation of the Gluteus Maximus and Medius muscles with this lateral movement on Core Stix for greater trunk and hip strength and stability.

Most Physical therapists will agree that one of the most difficult muscle groups to activate and fire are the Gluteus Maximus and Medius, especially while deemphasizing the Quadriceps.

Using a surface EMG, we performed the Core Stix Single Leg Deadlift with Cross Body Pull to demonstrate the significant Gluteus Medius activation (shown in pink) and the significant Gluteus Maximus activation (shown in yellow).

Core Stix Single Leg Deadlift with Cross Body Pull is one of a series of advanced trunk and hip stabilization and strengthening exercises demonstrated by Physical Therapist Douglas Hoogendyke.

In this series of exercises, the peak contractions we saw in the Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Maximus were astounding, as validated by the sEMG feedback.

The functionality of the Core Stix allowed us to take a dynamic movement and load it specifically for the targeted muscle groups, aiding in not only strengthening the glute complex but also working on motor recruitment and sequencing.  Core Stix allows you to take a movement pattern out of the playing field and into the rehab center.

Featuring: Douglas J. Hoogendyk, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, CSCS.

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