What exercise works the gluteus medius?
The Best Exercises to Target the Gluteus Medius
- Weighted dead lift.
- Weighted hip extension.
- Weighted squats.
How do you build gluteus medius?
You can use these six glute med exercises individually or as a warm-up for lower-body compound or locomotive movements.
- Side-lying Hip Abduction.
- Isometric Single-leg Wall Lean.
- Monster Walks.
- Lateral Band Walks.
- Banded Triplanar Toe Taps.
What causes weak gluteus medius?
Usually overuse in nature, Gluteus Medius and Minimus tendon dysfunction are often associated with: Weakness of the gluteus medius. General lower body and core weakness. Pain and dysfunction related to other injuries in the lumbar, pelvic, and hip area.
How do I know if my gluteus medius is weak?
Try these 2 simple tests at home to see if your gluteus medius is weak: 1) While standing in front of a mirror, perform a single leg squat. If the opposite hip of the leg that you are standing on drops, or if the knee of the leg you are standing on rotates inward, that indicates a weakness in the gluteus medius.