PNF Stretch: Gluteus Maximus

Beginner I
In this short video, David teaches you how to stretch your gluteus maximus muscle using proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). This is a great stretch for so many people, including athletes, desk workers and those suffering from lower back pain.


Existing Comments

January 11, 2021

Great video. Please include a strap under equipment.

November 16, 2020

Great video and stretch, thank you. Perhaps a short video to begin with on PNF would be helpful.

September 17, 2020

I didn't feel this in my bum at all, although reading the video info it says it's for lower back pain, so should I feel something in my back instead? My glutes are always really tight from running so they definitely need stretching out - any sort of cross over stretch like pigeon and figure 4 gets into my glutes but this didn't. In fact the overwhelming feeling is of my hip flexors feeling really squashed! What am I doing wrong? Can you suggest any adjustments I might need to make? Thanks!

David Procyshyn
September 22, 2020

Hi there. It sounds like your hip flexors (at the front of your thigh) are tight, which can give you the 'squashed' feeling when you hug your knee to your chest, and can limit the movement. I would recommend pulling the knee slightly outside of your rib cage, and shifting it around until you feel a stretch in your glut or hip. If you don't, stick with the stretch that is more similar to pigeon pose, since you know that works.

May 18, 2020

I'm doing the 30 day transform your life challenge, and I wanted to know if it's possible to combine both these programs together, and how to if it's possible? Thanks in advance

February 13, 2020

I'm unclear on the direction of stretch. Are we pushing the knee TOWARDS the torso, or AWAY from the torso and up into the hand? The 1st way I feel more stretch but David seems to be saying the second way. Thank you

January 6, 2020

Nice stretch but, even with the volume turned up full, I found it very difficult to hear what David was saying.