The glute bridge is a functional body strength and balance exercise.
This variation of the glute bridge exercise uses a bar and strips to hold the feet up.
The exercise targets legs, glutes, abs and the lower back.
It’s a great exercise for those who want to add some more variety to their leg training.
Hang the bar in the strips, lay down on the floor and put your feet on the hanged bar.
Place your arms next to your the body with palms facing the floor.
Maintain the hip balance and move your hips upward using the glutes.
Pay attention to the lumbar movement while you move upwards.
Reduce gradually the amount of strength of your glutes and gently get the hip back on the floor.
The glutes are very powerful muscles and absorb a great amount of muscular tension.
They help to transition the force from the lower to the upper body.
Despite of the great importance on transitioning force, most people lack glute strength due to our sedentary lifestyle. This leads to unbalanced forces on lower back muscles and abs, increases the lumbar arch and stiffness the muscles which protect the bone structure.
Mobilizing the lower back structure and strengthening the glutes leads to a healthier spine.
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