Glute Bridge: Muscles Worked & Technique

Glute Bridge exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Glute Bridges

Primary muscles worked:

How to Do Glute Bridges

  • Lie down with your feet on the floor.
  • Tuck the pelvis in to properly activate the glutes.
  • Push your hips towards the ceiling by using your glutes, until your body forms a straight line from head to knees.
  • Squeeze your glutes at the top.
  • 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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