Hip Stabilizers (Gluteus Medius) Exercises

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Exercises


Lateral Trunk Muscles with the Pilates Ball
Summary

This exercise is a great way to target the lateral trunk muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Pilates Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Lateral Trunk Muscles with the Foam Roller
Summary

This exercise is a great way to target the lateral trunk muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Foam Roller
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Glute Bridges on the Balance Board
Summary

This is a great exercise for strengthening the glutes (buttocks).

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Strength
Side Plank on the Balance Board
Summary

This exercise works well for increasing low back strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Core
Squats on the Balance Board
Summary

This exercise will help train balance as well as leg strength.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Quads, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Strength, Balance
Lunges with the Balance Board
Summary

This is a challenging and fun thigh and glute exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Hamstrings, Quads, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Strength, Balance
Glute (Hip Abductor) Exercise
Summary

This is a great beginner exercise for strengthening your glutes.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Pilates
The Swimmer
Summary

This is a good exercise for the whole back and glutes.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Shoulder: Rear, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Upper, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Glute (Buttocks) Stretch
Summary

This exercise requires a little balance. You can also do this with your buttocks against a wall or holding onto a chair or something stable.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: None
  • Categories: Stretches
Thigh and Buttocks Exercise with an Exercise Ball
Summary

A great exercise for the back of the thighs and the buttocks.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Alternating Bridge on the Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a good exercise for the low back, buttocks, and hamstrings.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Side Star Plank from Elbow
Summary

This exercise is very effective for targeting the core stabilizing muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Glutes (Buttocks)
Summary

This is a very simple exercise to strengthen the glutes.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength
Gluteal (Buttocks) & Outer Thigh Exercise with Exercise Band
Summary

This exercise targets the gluteus medius (deeper buttocks muscle) muscle.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Outer Thigh - Hip, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Inner Thigh (Groin) Exercise with Exercise Band
Summary

This exercise targets the inner thigh (groin) muscles. It also works the glutes (hip stabilizers) of the leg you are standing on while doing the exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Groin: Inner Thigh, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength

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