Hip thrust muscles

The hip thrust is a good glute-focused exercise to increase muscle growth and further hip extension abilities for more complex and compound movements like squats, deadlifts, and even jogging (to…

What muscles are worked? The hip thrust motion mainly targets the glutes both the gluteus maximus and gluteus medius — as well as the hamstrings. Your quads, core, and hip adductors will be…

The hip thrust, as the name suggests, is one of the best glute building exercises usually performed by those who wish to develop a bigger butt. Increasing glute strength also helps in performing other leg workouts such as squats and deadlifts. It is typically done as part of your leg and full body workout regimen.

If you’re looking at physique development, the hip thrust is one of the best ways to grow and shape the glutes. This is an exercise that also helps develop better strength and hip mobility while also targeting and strengthening the hamstrings. Another benefit of this exercise is the functional strength gains you will get from it.

The range of motion in a hip thruster is where your hamstrings and glutes love to be. You are performing an isolated contraction involving both of their major muscle movements. If you can’t feel your hamstrings or glutes contract in these movements, you are doing it wrong. You should feel the contraction as much as you feel a bicep curl.

Hip thrusts are best-known for targeting your glutes (a.k.a. butt) muscles. However, when performed properly they also activate your hamstrings (and quads and adductor muscles, otherwise known as…

The hip thrust is the ultimate glute-strengthening exercise (1). It makes your butt rounder, firmer, and stronger. This, in turn, helps reduce hip flexor inflammation and lower back pain. Hip thrust exercise also improves posture, hip-to-knee coordination, and sports performance (2).