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Purpose: This exercise strengthens your gluteus medius muscles, on the outside if your hip. These are stabilizing muscles which are crucial with your single leg balance and help to get all of your hip and thigh muscles to work together.

How to do it:

* Lie on your back with 1 leg straight.

* Keep your stomach tight.

* Lift your leg off the ground to about a foot and then bring it back down slowly.

* Try to do this 15-20 times before switching to your other leg.

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