The IT Band and Glute stretch exercise is a very useful exercise when looking to strengthen the top of your thighs, glutes and your abductor muscle in particular. Simply lay on the floor and tie an IT Band, belt or rope around your foot. Swing your left leg to the right-hand side ensuring that the leg remains extended and keeping hold of the belt, rope or IT band. Pulling on the material tied to your foot, pull upwards and extend your toes at the same time. Keep his position for between 10 and 20 seconds and then return to the starting position. Repeat this with your right leg, swinging it over to the left-hand side and repeat (alternating legs) until it begins to feel uncomfortable.