I've got a question regarding activation of the glutes (go ahead and laugh).
Background first: I realized that I've got a long wrong with my hips, primarily short, stiff hip flexors, poor glute activation, some rotational stuff going on. All from sitting at a desk all day.
When in profile, it is quite clear that at least I've got LCS going, maybe more, but I'm not professional or educated enough to see assess my own situation beyond that.
Anyway, I set to trying to fix or at least improve the issues I can improve on my own.
I'd done a fair amount of stuff from this article
, as well as some mobility stuff and plenty of static stretching for the hip flexors.
The issue I'm having is that my right side is significantly weaker than my left. I also experience more stiffness when stretching the hip flexors than I do on my left leg. When doing the Cook Hip Lift
, I feel a significant compensation by my hamstrings when trying to activate and strengthen the right side.
What I'm trying to get at is, should I do movements that do
isolate the right side, with minimal hamstring contribuation like Bird Dogs and Super Dogs, until the problem is resolved? If so, does anyone have recommendations on sufficient volume, increased time of the isometric hold, etc?
Any insight would be great and appreciated. Thanks.