For anyone seeking to improve their physical performance, understanding the relationship between hip mobility and glute function is crucial. As the primary drivers of hip motion, the glutes can only perform optimally when the hip joints are free from restrictions. However, if the hips are tight, it's like trying to drive a car with the handbrake on - the glutes end up battling against the body's own limitations. By 'freeing' up the hips, we effectively 'release the handbrake'. In essence, improving hip mobility is not just about being flexible; it's about unlocking the true power of the glutes.