Hip Stabilizers (Gluteus Medius) Exercises

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Exercises


Hip Extensions in Plank
Summary

This exercise is great for working the glutes, abs, and hips.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Serratus Anterior, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Hip Extensions with Straight Knee
Summary

This exercise is great for working the glutes (buttocks).

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Pilates
Hip Extension with Bent Knee
Summary

This exercise is designed to work your buttocks.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Pilates
Kneeling Side Leg Raises
Summary

This is a great exercise to work your hip joints.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Outer Thigh - Hip, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Pilates
Lying Side Leg Raises
Summary

This exercise focuses on working the hip abductors and glutes of the top leg, and groin (inner thigh) muscles of the bottom leg.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Back: Lower, Outer Thigh - Hip, Groin: Inner Thigh, Abs: Side, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Bridges with Side Kick
Summary

This simple exercise is designed to work your glutes (buttocks), hamstrings and low back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance, Pilates
Bridges
Summary

This exercise focuses on working the buttocks and thigh muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Swimming
Summary

This is a quick and easy exercise to work your lower back and glutes.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Neck, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Upper
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Superman
Summary

This is a simple and fun exercise to work your lower back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Neck, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Upper
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Back Extensions on the Mat (Beginner)
Summary

This is a simple exercise to strengthen your low back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Neck, Core, Trapezius: Upper, Trapezius: Middle, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Back Extensions on the Mat (Intermediate)
Summary

This exercise focuses on strengthening the lower back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Neck, Core, Trapezius: Upper
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Side Star Plank
Summary

This is an advanced version of the plank exercise. It focuses on working your side abdominals, and hip abductors and is more difficult than a regular side plank.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Fly Push Ups
Summary

This exercise is designed to strengthen the side abdominal muscles in addition to the chest, shoulders and triceps.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Abs: Side, Shoulder: Side, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Ankle on the Knee Glute Stretch
Summary

This is a simple glute stretch.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches
Glute and Thigh Stretch
Summary

This stretch focuses on the glutes and inner thighs.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Outer Thigh - Hip, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches

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