There’s no better exercise to target and fire up your glutes than the glute bridge. Although the glutes are the largest muscle in the body, they’re often underused. It’s not uncommon for people to be quad-dominant, in which case the quadricep muscles provide more force than the glutes during an exercise. If you feel like your quads, or even your hips, are taking most of the weight in an exercise, then it’s time to wake your glutes up with the bridge — a move that seems deceptively small but provides a big bang for the buck.
Coach Josh from Graham Wellness shows us how to perform the bridge using either a wall or a weighted block. Whichever you choose, make sure your thighs extend up from your hips at a 90 degree angle, and that your knees are bent at a 90 degree angle as well. Coach Josh also stresses the importance of keeping the weight on the inside of your foot as you press your hips upwards. This will make sure you’re using your glutes and your inner hamstrings. Get ready to feel the burn!