A common theme I see with many of my clients is a lack of hip stability, and the issue is quite often a weak gluteus medius (GM). These super important stabilisers help you maintain your posture in all lower limb activities from the squat right through to running. This video is an easy way to help prevent
hip drop during running (Trendelenburg gait) that can lead to an entire chain of issues ranging from lower back pain, Poor femoral tracking that can lead to internal rotation of the knees, runners knee ( patello-femoral syndrome). A correctly functioning GM will also help prevent excessive pronation at the ankle, tibialis tightness and groin stress.
Stable hips prevent wasteful lateral motion, and long inefficient contact times whilst running.
All in all strengthening the GM provides a lot of bang for your buck!
try to complete 20 reps on all these exercises, staying focussed on keeping the hips as still as possible (except during the hip drops) and spine neutral.