Lying Glute Bridge
The bridge is an effective activation & strengthening exercise, that also works the rest of your core, including your abs, hamstrings and adductors. Runners - this exercise is a must have for your core workouts!
- Lie flat on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor.
- Think of pressing both feet into the floor as you squeeze your glutes, raising your hips until your body is in a straight line from shoulders to knees. Gently exhale whilst you lift your hips off the ground.
- Inhale & slowly lower yourself back to your starting position.
Avoid pushing your hips too high. This can cause hyperextension (arching) in your low back. How? contract your abdominal muscles prior to lifting, and keep them engaged throughout the lift!