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Outer Core Muscles of the Hips

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This picture shows some of the core muscles. These muscles are layered over the deeper muscles of the inner core. There are also core muscle groups in the front and back of your body, including your trunk and buttocks.

The core muscles work together. When they contract at the same time, they help stabilize your spine and hips to create a strong foundation for movement of your body and to protect you from injury.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Last Revised March 7, 2013

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Last Updated: March 07, 2013
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