Exercise: The Fire Hydrant
Specific Zone: Gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus), outer thighs, hamstrings, hip flexors, obliques, core
Why/How This Works: This exercise is primarily designed to give your glutes a lift, but it hits all several major muscle groups in the body. The fire hydrant is a single joint exercise that focuses on the glutes and hips, as well as your entire core to stabilize your torso. This type of exercise will strengthen your glutes without compromising your legs or causing stress along the foot and leg.
How To Do It: Get on all fours, knees hip width apart and directly under your hips, and hands directly under your shoulders. Keeping your upper body still, your core engaged and your hips facing the floor, raise your left leg (keeping it bent at a 90-degree angle) out to the side to hip level. Keep your gaze down at the ground…
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