If you’re a point guard looking for a way to strengthen your glutes, you’re in the right place.
The glutes are key to performance, although the sporting world has been sleeping on them for a while now. Working on them could take your game to the next level if you do it right.
Read on to get some top ideas for exercises to include in your routine which will be relevant for you. Putting in the work in the gym will pay off when it gives you that edge as you’re running the point and trying to make plays for your team.
What are the glutes for?
The glutes primarily role is to keep us upright and balanced and push our bodies forward. Strong gluteal muscles will give you explosive propulsion when walking, running or taking off from one leg.
In sports, good glutes will also help you avoid knee and back injuries, while giving you strength, durability and explosiveness. I’m sure you can already see how this will come in handy on the court.
Strong glutes could help you as you try to evade that on-ball defender or outfox your man with a hesitation or step-back move, creating space for yourself and others. As a point guard especially you will make lots of short sharp movements so durability and explosiveness are key.
Glutes routine for point guards
- Box Jump – 10 x 3
- High Bar Squat – 3 x 6 – 8
- Contralateral Single-Leg RDL – 2 x 10 repetitions per leg.
- Ipsilateral Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat – 2 x 10 repetitions per leg.
- Single-Leg Glute Bridge – 2 x 12 repetitions per leg.
Other glute exercises to consider
- Single leg Romanian deadlift
- Regular glute bridges
- Conventional deadlift
- Back squat
- Belt squats
- Banded Romanian deadlift