Typically I utilize this exercise as a warm up, but it is awesome to add in to compliment your lower body days, it activates the glutes. Even better when a resistance band is added for extra resistance.
Pay attention to the movement Scott shows in the above video, it is a simple exercise but be sure to squeeze those glutes. Also, if you want some added resistance and don’t have a resistance band, you can use the barbell for my more advanced athletes.
Step by step instructions:
- Lie flat on the ground on your back with hands to your side. Have your knees bent, with feet shoulder width apart.
- Push your heels lifting your hips off the floor while keeping your back straight. Make sure to exhale during this portion of the movement
- Go back to the starting position.
Very simple instructions. If you need a challenge, use one leg instead of two.
Muscles being worked:
- more advanced variations will work the quads, hip flexors and obliques more.
Have any questions, leave them in the comments! Be sure to speak to a professional before performing the movement if you have conditions or injuries that could hinder you.