Origin

  • Outer surface of the ilium, below the origin of Gluteus medius

Insertion

  • Greater trochanter of the femur

 Actions

  • Hip abduction
  • Internal rotation of the hip

Innervation

  • Superior gluteal nerve

Daily uses

  • Getting out of a car

How can I stretch it?

How can I strengthen it?

  • Hip abduction using body weight
  • Hip abduction using a resistance band
  • Outer thigh machine

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