Benefits of Side Hip Bridge.
Side Hip Bridge with bend knees is an excellent lift to develop the Gluteus Medius muscle, which is one of the many key muscles in abducting the leg, as well as stabilizing hips in particular and lower extremities in general. From my experience, after testing and training many people on regular basis, many are surprised how weak initially that exercise feels, even if you seem to be relatively strong with basic movements such as squats.
That is not a surprise if you know that Gluteus Medius often experiences atrophy due to excessive sitting. Another factor is that many people are rarely taught how to do things correctly with their bodies and just kind of make due anyhow, compensating along the way and never learning to use this muscle as a part of overall body’s orchestra network of muscles, tendons, fascia and other structures that participate in the symphony of movement creation. [Read more…]