How To Do The Perfect Barbell Hip Thrust

This type of powerlifting exercise is a weighted hip extension that mainly targets the glutes, in addition to the calves and hamstrings. With the use of a barbell and a bench, the hip thrust is an intermediate level workout that is a great addition to any regular workout routine. The difficulty level of barbell hip thrusts can be increased or decreased with weights.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n

 Barbell Hip Thrust

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1. Begin with hips lowered to the ground and your shoulders resting on an exercise bench.

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2. Bring the loaded barbell over legs.

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3. Position barbell directly over hips, and lean against the bench.

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4. Extend hips vertically pushing up the bar, with your shoulder blades on the bench and feet on the floor supporting your weight.

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5. Drive through your heels.

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6. Extend hips as much as possible to a full hip extension, and hold position for a few seconds.

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7. Reverse to starting position and repeat for a full set.

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