Program Design Considerations for Optimal Strength and Hypertrophy of the Glute Muscles

by Ashley Hodge, MBA, CSCS
Personal Training Quarterly April 2024
Vol 10, Issue 4


This article provides eight important considerations when designing a program to optimally build the glutes.

Increasing glute strength can likely improve many performance-based actions, including sprinting, jumping, cutting, and rotating due to the glutes’ tri-planar role as hip extensors, hip abductors, and hip external rotators. While there is no best scientifically-proven way to periodize a program, there are many methods that a personal trainer can employ to successfully build stronger glutes in their clients. This article provides eight considerations when designing a program to optimally build the glutes.

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Ashley Hodge is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) along with a ...

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