LEG DAY #6: Bridges

Compounding muscle growth

44578952 m

Prioritizing “compound” movements – exercises that engage the legs and other supporting muscle groups simultaneously – will produce the best results.

Bridges

Lay on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.

Thrust your hips straight up, then return your buttocks to the floor.

Repeating this move with three sets of 20 reps is good for conditioning, strengthening your glutes and improving your squats.

Leg Exercises 009

Like this article? Share it:
Share on reddit
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Share on pocket

More to Explore

What about leg extensions and leg curls?

While good for isolating one muscle group at a time, they’re not compound movements. Andy Howell, a personal trainer at Aspire Fitness in Medford, says you don’t want to exert a lot of effort doing these because it will lead to fatigue and take energy away from the compound movements, which provide the greatest benefit.

Latest

Issue

July 2020 TOC:

  • Go Chasing Waterfalls: Lovely hikes to local wonders
  • Neck & Shoulder Pain? Tips for relieving “text neck”
  • Saving Summer for Later: Discover dehydrating tips
  • Off to Dreamland: Fall asleep naturally
  • All Choked Up? When food gets stuck
  • Sore Today, Strong Tomorrow: 4 exercises to do from home