My gluteus medius is the main culprit to my right hip problem and the left side of my back pain. It’s weak, I’m assuming, and very tight. No matter how much I roll, stretch, and strength train, it doesn’t want to have any of it.
The main functions of your gluteus medius are to abduct the leg, or pull the thigh away from the midline of your body. It also aids in supporting your pelvis from dropping to the other side, and helps to support the body on one leg.
My pelvis seems to keep coming out of alignment which causes a lot of the muscles that I need for running to become tight.
It’s frustrating, and I complain probably too much because I just want to freaking run without pain and injuries. Then I see something like this, and I want to slap myself in the face for being ungrateful for how good I really do have it.