Banded hip thrust on ball

STRENGTH

Getting Started:

  1. Place the rubber tubing around the upper part of both thighs.
  2. Lie down on the back with the knees bent and the soles of your feet planted on the floor. The feet should be shoulder-width apart and facing straight ahead.
  3. Suck in the tummy drawing the bellybutton towards the spine.
  4. Keep both shoulders pressed firmly against the floor. The arms should lie along either side of the body with the palms facing upward.
  5. Focus the eyes on the ceiling. Hold this posture throughout the exercise.

 

How to Do the Exercise:

  1. Squeeze the hips together and slowly lift them off the floor pushing toward the ceiling.
  2. It should take 2 seconds to lift the hips.
  3. Hold in the lifted position for 2 seconds.
  4. Take 4 seconds to lower the hips down to the floor. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

 

Be Safe!

  • Maintain perfect form throughout.
  • Do not arch the low back.
  • Be careful to keep the knees aligned.

 

Challenge Yourself Further:

  • To challenge yourself even further, place the bands around the top of both thighs.
  • Sit on a stability ball and roll down until the ball is positioned under the upper back, shoulders, and head.
  • Keeping the tummy pulled in and the hips squeezed together, slowly perform the bridges as described previously.

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