Hip thrusts are one of my favorite exercises because I can lift the most weight of any other exercise which is always fun! Recently I broke the 500lb mark, my first time lifting 500lbs off the ground with any exercise. A new personal record.
Hip thrusts are great for adding mobility to your hips which a lot of people with the 9-5 job would benefit from. This movement forces you to extend your hips which is the exact opposite of having your hips flexed in the chair all day. Personally, no exercise burns up my hamstrings and glutes like this one. You feel the effectiveness with EACH rep.
To get the most out of this exercise, push through your heels, get full hip extension, don’t arch your back hold it a second or two to feel the fire!
I’ll be testing out some single leg barbell hip thrusts on my next leg day.