You have an overlooked glute muscle that is SUPER important for hip stability and strength.
It’s your gluteus medius (located on the side of your hips) and it can get weak if you spend a lot of time sitting. This can lead to muscle imbalances and even knee and back pain.
One fix: strengthen it by adding specific exercises to your workouts 1-2 days a week.
I’ve got two excellent exercises for you below. A couple of tips: keep your core muscles engaged and think about the muscles you’re trying to work – aka your “side butt.”
Resistance Band Sideways Walking (vimeo.com/308470179)
Side-lying Clamshells (youtube.com/watch?v=V_AnVxKPFlY)
Try these and let me know what you think! ⬇️