This is the final part of the 3-part series. In part I, I discussed what I do during the first session with a client. In part II, I discussed programming considerations. In this article (part III), I will share practical tips for alleviating discomfort and preventing “battle scars” associated with glute bridging and hip thrusting.
Since Kellie Davis and I wrote Strong Curves, I’ve noticed a huge increase in the number of pictures, videos, and comments pertaining to barbell glute bridges and hip thrusts on various social media sites. From time to time, I see women who proudly show off the “battle scars” (bruises and scrapes) that they earned while doing heavy glute work. However, these nuisances, along with other injuries, need not occur. One can easily bridge and thrust away comfortably as long as proper precautions are taken and special attention to form is given. Below are solutions to common heavy glute training problems.