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Prone Buttocks Squeeze

Topic Overview

This exercise strengthens the buttocks muscles, which support the back and help you lift with your legs.

  • Lie flat on your stomach with your arms at your sides.
  • Slowly tighten your buttocks muscles and hold the position (not your breath) for about 6 seconds. Relax slowly.
  • Repeat 8 to 12 times.
  • You may need to place a small pillow under your stomach for comfort.

Credits

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Last Revised February 15, 2012

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