Bodyweight Glute Bridge Video Guide

Exercise Profile

  • Strength
  • Bodyweight
  • Isolation
  • Push (Bilateral)
  • Beginner
  • Abs, Hamstrings
Glutes Exercises Diagram Target Muscle Group

Exercise Instructions

  1. Start in a supine position on the floor with your arms at a 45 degree angle relative to your torso.
  2. Bridge your hips up by squeezing your glutes and driving your heels into the floor.
  3. Lower your hips back to the starting position and repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Exercise Tips

  1. Ensure that the lower back doesn’t arch as you extend the hip, you should focus on squeezing the glutes and slightly posteriorly tilting the pelvis.
  2. Ideally you should prioritize a straight line from your knees through your shoulders at the peak of contraction.
  3. Focus on exhaling as you bridge the hips up. You shouldn’t feel the movement through your lower back at all.
  4. If you can’t seem to feel your glutes activating, palpate the musculature with your hands and focus on pausing the movement at the peak of contraction.
  5. If you find one glute has less contractility than another, perform the movement unilaterally and then incorporate the bilateral version after you have accumulated sufficient volume on the side with poor contractility.