- The bridge with hip adduction increases core and glute activation.
The bridge may seem like an out-dated Jane Fonda exercise move, but this simple exercise can likely improve glute activation. What is glute activation? You activate your glutes when you try to squeeze your two butt cheeks together. When was the last time you seriously tried to squeeze your butt together? No one deny the important of the glutes for ground-based sports and protection of the knees and low back, making the bridge a staple for many preventative and rehabilitation programs.
Why More Core and Glute Activation?
- Jang EM, Kim MH, Oh JS. Effects of a Bridging Exercise with Hip Adduction on the EMG Activities of the Abdominal and Hip Extensor Muscles in Females. J Phys Ther Sci. 2013 Sep;25(9):1147-9. doi: 10.1589/jpts.25.1147. Epub 2013 Oct 20.