The Glute bridge is a very effective exercise to add to butt workouts. It not only targets your glutes but it’s a great for toning your core muscles. There are a ton of different variation of the exercise but we wanted to show you step-by-step how to do the basic glute bridge so that you can start adding it to your at home workouts. This exercise can be done while in bed or watching TV and requires very little effort.
Your Gluteal muscles, also known as “Glutes”, are a group of three muscles that make up your butt. It only make sense then to these when your goal is to tone your lower body. Please note that while it is possible to tone your butt muscles, it is not possible to body sculpt any one particular area of your body. You should focus on losing overall body fat and then toning certain areas if you want to lose weight fast and keep the wight off.
Below is the step by step instructions and video of how to properly do a glute bridge. You will also find a bunch of free home workouts to do for your butt. Try adding the glute bridge to any of those workouts.
How To Do A Glute Bridge
- Start by laying on your back. Use an exercise mat or the floor. Keep your knees in a bent position with your feet flat on the floor. Place your feet hip-width apart with the toes facing away from you. Gently contract your abdominal muscles to flatten your low back into the floor.
- As you are lifting your hips keep your abs engaged while pressing your heels into the floor for added stability. Avoid pushing your hips too high, which can cause hyperextension (arching) in your low back. Keeping your abdominals strong helps to prevent excessive arching in the low back.
- Continue step one and two for the duration of your workout.