Side Glute Kick Outs

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The side glute kick-out is a beginner lower body exercise. This exercise targets the gluteus medius and is a great way to hit the outer thighs and hips.


Picture of Glutes


Gluteal Muscles (Glutes) are one of the strongest muscles in the body and are the connecting point between your legs and back muscles. Glutes are used in a variety of actions from moving the leg to extending and rotating the hip, as well as extending and rotating the trunk of the body.

Picture of Back (middle)

Back (middle)

Middle back muscles are very important as they help to support and strengthen the core muscles at the front of your body.

Exercise Instructions

side glute kick outs - step 1

Step 1

Start in a four point kneeling position on the floor. Make sure that your back is flat and your core is engaged.

side glute kick outs - step 2

Step 2

Lift your leg and softly extend your knee out to your hip.

side glute kick outs - step 3

Step 3

Bend your knee, return your leg back down to he ground and repeat.