Single-Leg Glute Bridge

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Abstract

THE SINGLE-LEG GLUTE BRIDGE IS A VARIATION OF THE BARBELL HIP THRUST THAT INVOLVES UNILATERAL HIP EXTENSION. GLUTE BRIDGE EXERCISES ARE USED AS A MEANS OF STRENGTHENING THE HIP EXTENSORS: THE GLUTEAL AND HAMSTRING MUSCLE GROUPS. IN ADDITION TO ACTIVATING THE POSTERIOR MUSCULATURE OF THE HIP, SINGLE-LEG GLUTE BRIDGES REQUIRE STABILIZATION OF BOTH THE HIP ABDUCTORS AND CORE MUSCLES THROUGH ISOMETRIC CONTRACTION. BECAUSE STRONG GLUTEAL AND HAMSTRING MUSCLE GROUPS ARE IMPERATIVE IN LATERAL STABILIZATION AND EXPLOSIVE LINEAR MOVEMENT, THE SINGLE-LEG GLUTE BRIDGE IS BENEFICIAL TO THE GENERAL POPULATION AND ATHLETES IN A VARIETY OF SPORTS, SUCH AS SOCCER, FOOTBALL, AND RUGBY.

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