Glute Bridge Isometric Hip Abduction

Glute Bridges and Isometric Hip Abduction Exercises: A Study

Isometric hip abduction using a Thera-band alters gluteus maximus muscle activity and the anterior pelvic tilt angle during bridging exercise

Study originally published on Strength & Conditioning Research, an online encyclopedia of strength & conditioning methods. 

Study conducted by Choi, Cynn, Yi, Kwon, Yoon, Choi, and Lee, in Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 2014.

Study also contributed by Dr. Dave Cruz of WebExercises

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Core, leg and gluteus strength are all important components of patient ease of movement. This study, was conducted to explore how a resistance band wrapped around the thighs impacted both a glute bridge and isometric hip abduction.

The researchers compared glute bridges with and without added isometric hip abduction to see whether there would be any difference in respect of gluteus maximus, hamstring, and erector spinae EMG activity, the ratio of gluteus maximus to hamstring EMG activity, the ratio of gluteus maximus to erector spinae EMG activity, and anterior pelvic tilt in healthy subjects.

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