This is a great activation exercise that should be done at the start of every leg and/or glutes workout. It doesn’t seem like much but it is much harder than it looks. And it forces the glute to work alone as you perform the movement. You can’t really cheat on this one. But, note there are a few things you want to consider.
- Keep your planted foot flat on the floor as you push up and lift your hips as high as you possibly can.
- As you bring the hips down towards the floor, lift your toes off, to get a greater ROM (range of motion).
- The free leg should be passive and not assist in any way. Think of it as just going along for the ride (keep it in the air and don’t let it rest on the floor until your set is completely done.
Try this out and please share with others who can use a different exercise to try.