I'm Jeremy Shore for LIVESTRONG.COM, with exercises that build the lateral glutes. Building the muscles in the lateral glutes is essential to improve performance and protect the low back. Try these exercises to help strengthen and build your lateral glutes. The first exercise to target the outer glutes is a Lateral Tube Walk. Position a tube just above the knee, and begin with the feet hip-width apart. Put a light bend in the knee. Keep the chest up. Step laterally so your feet go slightly wider than shoulder width, keeping the knee over the foot, knees apart from each other. And then, let the trail leg control the weight as it comes back in. And then, step the other direction. Repeat for 10 repetitions each direction, keeping the knees out, targeting the muscles in the outer glutes, keeping the stomach pulled in, and chest up. The next exercise are Ice Skaters. Begin standing tall, and laterally produce force jumping off of one leg, landing on the other, allowing the trail leg to pass behind the lead leg, and the trail arm to pass in front of that leg. Then, explode off that foot, changing directions. Maintain a flat back, calves drawn in, breathing deeply through the nose. The last exercise targeting the outer glute is the Cross Over Dumbbell Step Up. Hold a dumbbell in each hand, stand tall, light bend in the knees. From here, you want to step across the body with the outer foot, up onto a bench or a box. Produce force up, and then drop over with the opposite foot on the other side of the bench or box. Then, switch directions, driving up, and landing on the foot on the other side. Drive up, control your weight down on the other side of the bench. Drive up. I'm Jeremy Shore for LIVESTRONG.COM, and this has been exercises that target and build the lateral glutes.