Strengthen Your Glutes With Hip Raises

23 Dec

exercise11_0[1]The hip raise is one of the best moves for strengthening your glutes.  This exercise is also a great choice for improving core strength and stability, as well as athletic performance.

Your glutes are important — but often overlooked — muscles, where movement and performance are concerned.  You use them for running, jumping, throwing, and kicking, so strengthening them can improve your game, regardless of the sport you play.

To perform this exercise, try the hip raise with your head and upper back on a Swiss ball.  Do three sets of 10 repetitions.

  • Put your head and upper back on a Swiss ball
  • Keep your knees bent, feet flat, and hips just above the floor
  • Push your hips up until they are parallel with the ground, and aligned with your knees and shoulders
  • Pause, and slowly lower your hips back to the starting position


Your thoughts?

5 Responses to “Strengthen Your Glutes With Hip Raises”

  1. arunnersenduringexcursion December 23, 2013 at 6:58 AM #

    I love this move and perform regularly. For variation, I will perform single-legged.

    • Brian Lebo December 23, 2013 at 3:17 PM #

      Awesome! Thanks for the feedback!

  2. garveyjrw December 27, 2013 at 12:34 AM #

    This is also of potential benefit to pregnant women who can’t do inversions and may struggle with supine exercises. It is a good alternative to bridges, for example. (An unusual commentary, perhaps, but my fiance and I are expecting.) When I saw this I had one of those “oh duh” moments.

    • Brian Lebo December 27, 2013 at 6:50 AM #

      Thanks for the feedback and — more importantly — CONGRATULATIONS and GOOD LUCK! Are you and your fiancée familiar with AdvoCare? Please check it out at


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