How to Do Glute Bridge: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Glute Bridge exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Glute Bridges

Muscles worked in glute bridge

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Glute Bridges

  1. Lie down with your feet on the floor.
  2. Tuck the pelvis in to properly activate the glutes.
  3. Push your hips towards the ceiling by using your glutes, until your body forms a straight line from head to knees.
  4. Squeeze your glutes at the top.
  5. Reverse the movement, and repeat for reps.


The glute bridge is a great exercise to activate the glutes. It can serve as a warmup or activation exercise, or be incorporated into your workout. You can make it more challenging by putting a band around your knees or adding a weight on your hips, or by using only one leg (one-legged glute bridge).

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