Anybody and everybody should be incorporating the Barbell Hip Thrust, especially if you want to look great from behind! If you want to transform your backside, the Hip Thrust needs to be included in every lower body workout you do!
Your glutes are among the most powerful muscles in your body, which are used in most day-to-day and athletic movements. Unfortunately, most people have weak, dysfunctional glute muscles, and many of you don’t even know it. “A well-trained rear isn’t just nice to look at. Strong glutes and hamstrings can help improve posture, alleviate lower back, hip and knee pain, enhance athletic performace, reduce bone density loss and even eliminate that suborn abdominal pooch. What’s more, because muscle burns more calories at rest than fat does, increasing lean mucsle mass via glutes can accelerate fat loss and help to keep it off!”
You can easily train your glutes with squats, deadlifts, lunges, step-ups, kettlebell swings, jumping, and sprinting; but the barbell hip thrust is on of the most effective – if not the most effective exercise for activating the glute muscle. Research has found that the hip thrust activates the glutes 2-3 times more then other leg exercises. HERE is a great video explaining the correct form for a Barbell Hip Thrust.
If you are skipping this exercise you are surely missing something in your lower body workout. Most trainers focus on squats and lunges, but the Hip Thrust is one movement you don’t want to miss. I always say “NEVER MISS LEG DAY!” If you want to see fast results in a short amount of time, this movement may just become your new favorite exercise!
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