Glute Bridge Leg Extension

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The leg extension from a glute bridge position is a lower body exercise that targets the glutes and quads.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Quadriceps

Quadriceps

The quadriceps (quads) are a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh. They allow your knee to straighten and provide stability when standing. Your quads are the most important muscle group for maintaining the ability to stand and to walk independently.

Picture of Glutes

Glutes

Gluteal Muscles (Glutes) are one of the strongest muscles in the body and are the connecting point between your legs and back muscles. Glutes are used in a variety of actions from moving the leg to extending and rotating the hip, as well as extending and rotating the trunk of the body.

Exercise Instructions


glute bridge leg extension - step 1

Step 1

Start by lying on your back with your knees bent then bridge up and hold.

glute bridge leg extension - step 2

Step 2

From the bridge, extend your leg and flex your quadriceps.

glute bridge leg extension - step 3

Step 3

Bend knee, return to the starting position and repeat.