Glute bridges are some of the quickest, easiest and most effective butt workout exercises you can possibly do! Include these four glute bridge exercises in your next butt workout. They’re easy to do at home, during lunch breaks or even when you just need a few minutes for yourself.
The benefits of glute bridges don’t stop at a bigger and firmer butt. Strong glutes take pressure off your lower back, are essential for correct posture, and will help you run healthy and strong!
Next, you’ll learn what your glutes are, what they do, and why they’re important.
All About Your Glutes
Your glutes are a group of muscles made up of your gluteus maximus (the largest muscle of the group), gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. Glutes are responsible for hip mobility and knee extension via the iliotibial tract (IT band).
Common Injuries and Pains Related to Your Glutes
Sitting for long periods (e.g., at a desk) can lead to gluteal muscle weakening. Glute muscle atrophy can be the cause of lower back pain, pain when climbing stairs or pain during sitting and standing motions. Weak glutes can also lead to common running injuries like plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome or hamstring tendinopathy.
Strong glutes are critical for…
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