Glute Bridges

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The glute bridge is a beginner lower body exercise that focuses on the glutes.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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.

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Hamstrings

The hamstrings play a crucial role in many daily activities, such as, running, jumping, walking and cycling. Strengthening your hamstring muscles help to protect your knees from injury by absorbing the stress placed on the knee. Weak hamstrings can lead to knee injury.

Exercise Instructions


glute bridges - step 1

Step 1

Start on your back with your feet shoulder width apart and your knees bent.

glute bridges - step 2

Step 2

Bridge up with your hips extending upwards as high as you can, stretching the hip flexors and contracting the buttocks at the top.

glute bridges - step 3

Step 3

Hold position for 1-3 seconds, lower your body back down to the starting position and repeat.