Strengthen your glutes, without squats!

The benefits of strengthening your gluteus muscles go beyond your reflection in the mirror. Rather than squats, which can be difficult to do correctly, Ryan, see below, recommends an exercise known as the glute bridge

Glute bridge. Begin lying on your back, knees bent at about a 90-degree angle, heels on the floor. Point your toes toward the ceiling and begin by pressing your hips up into the air through your heels. As your hips reach the top of your range of motion, squeeze your glutes as hard as you can and hold for 2 to 3 seconds. Aim to make the line from knees to shoulders as straight as possible but be careful not to let your lower back do the work. Return to the starting position and repeat 15 times. Work up to performing three sets.


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“Strong glutes can help you prevent lower back pain.” Ryan Sidak, Cleveland Clinic exercise specialist

 

Posted on August 9, 2019 and filed under fitness.