How to do Hip Thrusts at Home
Even if you don’t have access to a gym bench, you can still do one of the Booty Lab favorites!
1. Find a stable couch, bench or chair that is relatively low to the ground.
Whatever you have at your house will work! Doesn’t have to be anything fancy or anything that is strictly “workout equipment”. Your couch, kitchen chair or patio furniture work just fine.
2. Position yourself so that bottom of your shoulder blades are lined up evenly on top of the edge of the “bench” and your feet are planted in front of you
You want to make sure that you are not resting too high up on the edge or too low, but rather right on the base of your shoulder blades. Avoid propping yourself up on your elbows.
Your feet should be positioned shoulder width apart and close enough to your body so that your knee forms a 90 degree angle at the top position of the hip thrust.
3. Maintain a braced core and neutral neck position as you complete the movement
Prior to the start of the movement, brace your core by tucking your rib cage down and stabilize your neck into a neutral position by tucking your chin towards your chest. Imagine that there is a straight line running from the top of your head to the bottom of your torso.
Drive through the heels as you push your hips straight up towards the ceiling, squeeze your glutes at the top of the movement
4. Maintain control and a braced position as you lower your hips to return to the start position
Keep your core braced and neck neutral, return to the start position and get set for the next rep!
As you work through several reps, keep your form and positioning in mind. Be sure to reset and rest as you need to!
Check out the video below of Rebecca completing some hip thrusts at home to see it all together! There are a couple different variations for doing them, which Rebecca shows in the video. Try these out in your next at-home workout, and be on the lookout for more at-home workout tips on here and on our Instagram or TikTok
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