Work Your Butt: Single-Leg Bridge
One you have loosened up your hips by rolling and stretching, you want to start working your butt. Working one leg at a time helps fire up the glutes, and holding one knee into the chest makes it harder use your back muscles, which is cheating in this exercise, so it's easier to feel the butt working.
- Lie on your back and bring your left knee into your chest with your hands clasped just below your knee. Lift your right toes up, and press your right heel into the floor (this helps trigger the glute max to work) to lift your pelvis and torso off the floor.
- Lower your back and pelvis to the ground to complete one rep.
- Do 12 to 15 reps on each side.
If you want a more challenging variation, try this advanced variation of the single-leg bridge.