Glute Bridges

Glute Bridges

During your rehabilitation, there will be a heavy emphasis on strengthening the gluteal muscles as they play a primary role in preventing a future ACL injury. You can begin to strengthen these muscles even before surgery, and the glute bridge is a perfect way to do so that is safe for your knee.To Perform this exercise:
  1. Slightly squeeze your core. Maintain this activation throughout the entire exercise
  2. Squeeze both of your glutes. Think of drawing your cheeks inward.
  3. Lift your hips into the air by driving your heels into the ground
  4. Do not arch from your lower back.
  5. You should feel a deep muscle burning in your glutes
  6. If you feel a hamstring cramp, scoot your feet closer towards your glutes
  7. If you feel a stretch on the top of your thighs, donโ€™t worry! It means your quadriceps are tight and need the stretch!

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