Single-leg glute bridge

The single-leg glute bridge is a lower-body exercise that targets the glutes, lower back, and hamstrings. It is performed one side at a time.


  1. Strengthens the posterior chain and increases lower-body muscle activation
  2. Helps correct muscle and strength imbalances between sides
  3. Great as a warm-up prior to squats or deadlifts
  4. Can be made more difficult by manipulating tempo or adding pauses

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Single-leg glute bridge Instructions

Single-leg glute bridge muscle diagram
  1. Lay on the floor with your feet flat and knees bent.
  2. Raise one leg off of the ground, pulling the knee to your chest. This will be your starting position.
  3. Execute the movement by driving through the heel, extending your hip upward and raising your glutes off of the ground.
  4. Extend as far as possible, pause and then return to the starting position.