Today's Fitness Friday features the Glute Bridge.
About the Glute Bridge
The Glute Bridge works the hamstrings, lower back and abs in addition to the glutes!
Glute development is important to ensure proper hip extension while walking, running and overall function. This is an effective exercise for people who are unable to squat due to back, hip or knee pain to avoid putting pressure on these joints.
- Lay on your back with your knees bent and feet flat hip width apart.
- Squeeze your glutes and drive your hips up towards the ceiling.
- Ensure you keep your core engaged so your back remains in a neutral position
- Slowly lower towards the floor and repeat.