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Old 12-04-2012, 01:45 AM   #11
Chas Tennis
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Default Resistance Band Loops 'Clamshells' for the Gluteus Medius

Here is an exercise to strengthen the gluteus medius - see the second video for "Hip Clamshells in the Neutral Position".

My physical therapist said to do the exercise with hips straight and to hold for 6 seconds. Do the exercise for about 2 minutes.

I'm sure there is some way to do this with free weights or cables but the resistance bands are ideal. The increase in resistance as the bands lengthen is a plus in my opinion.

This exercise strengthens the gluteus medius, an often neglected muscle important for balance and movement. I believe that this muscle helps maintain leg posture and reduces the risk of knee problems.

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