Hips thrusts are one of the newest additions to the standard booty-building regimen thanks to Bret Contreras getting creative in the gym circa 2006.
Ever since, women everywhere have been looking for help simplifying the process (and getting into that somewhat awkward position).
While hip thrusts are undeniable glute blasters, the added benefit is strengthening the hip flexors, hamstrings, quadriceps, and entire core.
Additionally, they help take pressure off the back and knees if those are areas of concern for you. Before jumping straight into a hip thrust, let’s work our way up with some simpler exercises that will help you familiarize yourself with the motion and keep you safe from injury.