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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

Current as of: July 1, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Joan Rigg PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

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