Glute bridges are a bridge pattern exercise that target the entire lower body, especially the glutes (or the booty). The glutes are important stabilizing muscles for the pelvis and low back region, so it’s important to strengthen them regularly.
Which Muscles Are Worked?
Primary MusclesGlutes Quads Hamstrings
Secondary MusclesLower Back Abs
How to do glute bridges Properly
Step by Step Guide
Begin lying on your back with the legs bent at 90-degrees and the arms down at your sides with the palms down.
Lift your hips up toward the ceiling as you press through the heels and squeeze the glutes. Raise the hips until your body is in a straight line from head to knees.
Then, lower the hips back down to the ground.
Repeat for the desired repetitions.
A common mistake is not fully shortening the glutes at the top of the bridge. In order to fully shorten them, do two things. First, be sure you fully extend the hips at the top so that they are in line with the shoulders and knees. Also, go into a posterior pelvic tilt by drawing the pelvic bones up toward the lower ribs.