Common Barbell Hip Thrust Issues for Women
I decided that I am going to start posting video blogs (vlogs if you will) as good practice in case I am ever called to appear on Dr. Oz or Today Show, or any of those other talk shows I donâ€™t watch.
Lucky for you, this means you are my pilot audience.
Of course, I tend to focus on how I look around the room when I am thinking of what to say, or how my hands flail about when I describe something. Great, now you will to!
Regardless, this is a good topic that comes up often in conversation about hip thrust and glute bridge progressions. It seems the heavier the load gets, the more painful it is to have the bar placed over your hips.
I find that women have trouble with this more than men, and I reckon (see, Texas is rubbing off) itâ€™s because of how our lower abdominal region is structure. We just donâ€™t have as much musculature.
In this video I gleefully go over how to place the bar when performing loaded hip thrusts and bridges, and go over a common mistake when using the bar pad.
For the love all things good in this world, how do I get a decent looking thumbnail on my videos????
And to further enhance your experience, here is a video I made a short while back regarding how to get under the bar when you arenâ€™t using large plates.
This is something that I did for a long time and the first time because I had no clue how else to get under the bar. It works great, but just make sure you understand how to deadlift before doing this.
EDIT: One of my gorgeous friends said this was a good tip for hip thrusts, but she was still curious about how to get under the bar for glute bridges. I find that you can do the same thing, just scooting out farther from the bench. It’s a pain, but a good option when you don’t have a training partner to help place the weight over you. Another option is shown in this video as well. It’s something I would do as well when I was below 135-pounds for this lift.
Hope you find these videos useful. I think Iâ€™m going to go take some acting classes now.