🚨 Glute Bridges Benifits 🚨
Glute activation is a huge goal of many squat and deadlift warm up series. The gluteal muscles, simply called the glutes (buttocks), are responsible for hip extension and power/strength in posterior chain dominant movements.
2.Bigger, Stronger Glutes.
Aside from the aesthetic goals some may have from developing bigger, stronger glutes, strong functioning glutes can really help to enhance performance across all lifts, sports, and human locomotion. In addition, they have the ability to assist in correct posture and help to alleviate overuse or compensation injuries that may occur at various joints around the body.
3.Alleviate Knee and Lower Back Pain.
Knee and lower back pain is common in strength, power, and fitness sports. Recreation and competitive lifters alike often find themselves with nagging pain or overuse injuries that sometimes are due to poorly functioning glutes (as well as sometimes they are simply doing too much too soon and/or not allowing for proper recovery). Stronger glutes can relieve spinal extension stress, help to fully extend the hips, and can act as an antagonist during squatting movements to help stabilize and balance out the forces on the knee.
4.Improved Squatting and Deadlifting Performance.
The glutes are involved in deep squats and deadlift as secondary movers (second to the quadriceps and hamstrings). Strong glutes can help to enhance overall hip extension, which is key for squats (back, front, and low bar squats) as well as all posterior chain pulling movements like deadlifts, Romanian deadlifts, cleans, snatches, and even jumping.
5.Greater Overall Athletic Capacity.
Strong legs, glutes, and back muscles are often the tell-tale signs of a well developed weightlifter, Crossfitter, powerlifter, and strongman. The glutes are involved in all human locomotive and lifting exercises, and therefore have a profound impact on maximal strength, power, running and sprinting performance, and overall back, hip, and spinal health. Inadequate glutes can lead to injury and increased strain on other joints due to underdeveloped or misfiring glutes, making them a key muscles group for all athle