London Bridge

London Bridge


The London Bridge exercise, more commonly known as the Glute Bridge or Hip Bridge, is a lower body exercise that primarily targets the glutes, hamstrings, and core muscles. It involves lying on the ground face-up with knees bent and feet flat on the floor, then lifting the hips upward to create a straight line from the knees to the shoulders. The exercise helps to strengthen and activate the gluteal muscles, improve hip mobility, and support overall lower body and core stability. The London Bridge exercise is often incorporated into warm-up routines, bodyweight workouts, and rehabilitation programs for lower back and hip issues.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

London Bridge Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Step your right foot forward and bend your right knee, keeping your left leg straight.
  3. Extend your arms straight out in front of you at shoulder height.
  4. Bring your left arm up and your right arm down, crossing them in front of your body.
  5. Uncross your arms and bring them back to shoulder height.
  6. Step your right foot back to its starting position.
  7. Step your left foot forward and repeat the exercise on the other side.

London Bridge Form & Visual

London Bridge

London Bridge Benefits

  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Strengthens leg muscles
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Increases endurance and stamina
  • Can be done anywhere with no equipment needed

London Bridge Muscles Worked

  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Quadriceps
  • Calves
  • Core

London Bridge Variations & Alternatives

  • London Bridge is Falling Down
  • London Bridge is Broken Down
  • London Bridge is Falling
  • London Bridge is Falling Apart
  • London Bridge is Falling in the Water