Abdominal Hip Thrusts

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The abdominal hip thrust is an intermediate abdominal exercise that that targets the abs and obliques.


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The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.

Equipment Used

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A weight training bench is a piece of equipment that has a resemblance to a normal (e.g. park) bench, but is cushioned and designed for use in the weight room.

Exercise Instructions

abdominal hip thrusts - step 1

Step 1

Lie on the bench with your legs raised up in the air.

abdominal hip thrusts - step 2

Step 2

Press your hips off of the bench and drive your legs into the air.

abdominal hip thrusts - step 3

Step 3

Lower your body back down on to the bench and repeat.