Bench Glute Pulses also known as the Barbell Hip Thrust when done with weight
Get ready to blast your backside with this butt-burning move from Julie Lohre and founder of FITBODY Training Programs.
How to do the Bench Glute Pulse :
Sit on the ground with your back against the long edge of a bench, feet firmly planted in front of you. If you plan to use a ball or weights, have a barbell sitting across your lap.
Keeping the lumbar spine and knees stable, raise the your hips upward making sure to engage your glutes for the movement. (If using weight move the ball or barbell upwards by extending your hips.)
Continue to raise your hips upward until your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees (full hip extension) and your knees form a 90 degree angle between your quads and shin.
At the apex, slowly begin to descend your hips/glutes back to the ground. I will warn you! These glute hip thrusts are brutal. The booty-burn is real!
Julie Lohre demonstrates the Bench Glute Pulses exercise with trainee for a fitness magazine photoshoot.