Basic Bridge

 

A good activation drill for the glutes, the basic bridge also helps stretch out the hip flexors which get short and tight when confined to a chair all day. Rather than passively perform this exercise engage the mind-muscle connection to fire your glutes as hard as you can!


Performance Tips


  • Lie on your back, knees bent and your feet flat on the floor
  • Squeeze your glutes to lift your hips off the floor
  • Continue until they are fully extended
  • Your butt cheeks should be squeezed tightly together
  • Don't hyper-extend your hips
  • Only lift as far as you can by squeezing your glutes
  • Either hold at the top of the movement for time or repeat for reps
  • Can be performed with a wide, hip width or narrow stance