How should I exercise muscles on the back of the hip?

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Grant Cooper, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
To exercise muscles on the back of the hip, lie on an exercise mat with your stomach on the mat. You may use one pillow to rest your head on and another to support your pelvis. Keeping your legs straight, raise your right leg off the mat. Feel the squeeze in your buttocks. Pause, then slowly lower your leg to the mat. Repeat with your left leg. As you improve, you may need to use ankle weights to increase resistance.

Placing a pillow beneath your pelvis can make this exercise more comfortable. Perform 3 sets of 12 repetitions on both sides.
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