The glutes are powerful stabilizing muscles that provide solid foundation for your body. Weakness in your glutes can lead to pain or injury in your back, hips, knees, and feet.
A good stretch before exercise or sport has long been touted as a way to warm up and reduce the risk of injury. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth. Stretching has never been proven to reduce injuries and research actually shows that stretching increases the risk of injury.