Training to Relieve Back & Knee Pain

Isolating the gluteus medius (a small and hard-to-train muscle located above the gluteus maximus, just below the lower back) can improve your alignment and reduce back and knee pain. According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, a weak gluteus medius can aggravate these common problem areas.

Action Sparked: According to the study's author, Jennifer Earl, Ph.D., a cable hip abduction targets this muscle.  (You can use either a cable cross machine or a low-wall/door mounted resistance band.)
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Member Comments

I've been training my knees, elbows, and lower back for quite a long time Report
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put the name of the exercise in the SP search bar

Standing Hip Abduction on Cable Cross Machine Exercise ...
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Agree with other responders...too little info. Need a link to the exercises. Report
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More information on what to do Report
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good to know but need more specific instructions. Need to update this article Report
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So.. you've mentioned what to do, but no exercise(s) to help??? sorry!! Just ?? wondering? lol Thank you for posting though! Bit incomplete really!! Report
link to the exercise .... www.sparkpeople.c
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Nicole Nichols
A certified personal trainer and fitness instructor with a bachelor's degree in health education, Nicole loves living a healthy and fit lifestyle and helping others do the same. Nicole was formerly SparkPeople's fitness expert and editor-in-chief, known on the site as "Coach Nicole." Make sure to explore more of her articles and blog posts.