Got Weak Hips?

Here is a great way to see if your hips need some strengthening. Good strength in your hips can prevent knee and lower back pain.
Trendelenburg Test

If you find that your hips need strengthening, try one or more of the following exercises:

Hip Hike

Side Step With Elastic Band

Side Step Over Hurdle
Author: Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.

Also check out the Nick Ortego Fitness Youtube channel.

How to Know if Your Glutes are Working

Use this self assessment technique to test your glutes and see if they are firing properly. If the aren’t, then try some of these glute activation exercises:

Prone Glute Activation

One Leg Bridge

Glute Activation Stride 


Author: Nick Ortego is a health coach specializing in biohacking for runners. He integrates modern methods with the ancient wisdom of yoga to help runners get the most out of every aspect of life. He is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and fascial stretch therapy.

Also check out the Nick Ortego Fitness Youtube channel.

Top 4 Stretches for the Lower Body

Here are my favorite 4 stretches for the lower body and hips. I learned these from the Stretch to Win Institute during the Level 1 training in Fascial Stretch Therapy.
Hip Flexor Stretch

Great Sequence of 3 Other Hip Stretches


Author: Nick Ortego is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and assisted stretching.

Also check out the Nick Ortego Fitness Youtube channel.