25. When attempting to strengthen the Glut max in your
40yo F with a meniscal tear, which of the following
exercises would give the greatest MVIC?
Sidelying hip abduction
The best exercise to strengthen the Glut max in a 40yo female with a meniscal tear is the transverse lunge. This exercise targets the Glut max by engaging the hip abductors and external rotators. To perform the transverse lunge, start by standing with your feet hip-width apart. Step your right foot out to the side and bend your right knee to lower your body into a lunge. Make sure your left knee is bent and your left foot is flat on the ground. Push off your right foot to return to the starting position. Repeat the same movement on the other side. Make sure to keep your torso upright and your core engaged throughout the exercise. This exercise can be progressed by adding a resistance band around your thighs or by increasing the range of motion.