Stability Ball Glute Bridges

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The stability ball glute bridge is a lower body exercise that targets the glutes and hamstrings and is suitable for all fitness levels.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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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.

Equipment Used


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Stability Ball

A stability or exercise ball is a ball constructed of soft elastic and filled with air until firm.Most stability balls range from a diameter of approximately 35 to 85 centimeters (14 to 34 inches).

Exercise Instructions


stability ball glute bridges - step 1

Step 1

Start on your back with your shoulders and head on the floor and both feet on the ball.

stability ball glute bridges - step 2

Step 2

Drive through your heels and press your body up into a bridge until your hips are fully extended.

stability ball glute bridges - step 3

Step 3

Lower your butt back to the floor and repeat.