Weak hips are your worst enemy! If you want any shot at keeping nagging back or knee pain away, then you'll need strong, high functioning hips. The Band Resisted Hip Thrust is a great way to keep your hips strong without stressing your back or crushing your knees.
WHAT MUSCLES DOES THIS EXERCISE TARGET?
The Band Resisted Hip Thrust will light up your glute max as well as the lateral hip muscles.
HOW WILL THIS EXERCISE HELP MY PERFORMANCE?
The Band Resisted Hip Thrust will help you to strengthen the hip muscles that are key during running, sprinting, and jumping. These same muscles are important for absorbing landing or deceleration forces.
HOW SHOULD I USE THIS EXERCISE IN MY WORKOUTS?
This is a great warm-up on leg day, or it can stand alone as a great lower body strength exercise in your workout. Think high reps on this one. 2-4 sets of 15-30 reps.
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Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and founder of TD Athletes Edge. He is nationally renowned for his evidence-based and scientific approach to fitness, training, nutrition, and recovery for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
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