Bridge Hip Abduction
Bridge Hip Abduction Instructions
- Start by lying on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground.
- Place a resistance band around your thighs, just above your knees.
- Bring your feet together and lift your hips up towards the ceiling, squeezing your glutes.
- Keeping your feet together, slowly lift your right leg up and out to the side, using the resistance band to add extra resistance.
- Lower your right leg back down to the starting position and repeat on the left side.
- Continue alternating legs for the desired number of repetitions.
- Lower your hips back down to the ground and remove the resistance band.
Bridge Hip Abduction Form & Visual
Bridge Hip Abduction Benefits
- Strengthens the gluteus medius muscle, which helps with hip stability and balance
- Improves hip mobility and flexibility
- Can help alleviate lower back pain by strengthening the muscles that support the spine
- May improve athletic performance in activities that require hip strength and stability, such as running and jumping
- Can be modified to increase or decrease difficulty based on individual fitness level
Bridge Hip Abduction Muscles Worked
- Gluteus Maximus
- Gluteus Medius
- Tensor Fasciae Latae
Bridge Hip Abduction Variations & Alternatives
- Single Leg Bridge Hip Abduction
- Weighted Bridge Hip Abduction
- Resistance Band Bridge Hip Abduction
- Bridge Hip Abduction with Stability Ball
- Bridge Hip Abduction with Dumbbells