I tried glute bridges the other day for the first time (wanted to do hip thrusts but couldn't because there aren't any benches in my gym that won't slide away when I try.) I noticed in the first article the author said it took him a year to hit about 405x5 (in hip thrusts) so I wasn't sure what weight to expect to get to. Anyway, the point is I worked up to a set of 405x10 and probably still could have gone higher.
Basically I was wondering if Glute bridges are just THAT much easier than hip thrusts or if I'm doing them wrong or just have glutes that realized their potential without extra training.
This is because I know this isn't hugely strong but at 6'1 and 80ish kilograms I don't expect to be much strong than other people just yet. Anyway I'm kind of drunk while posting this so hmm, any similar experiences? I work in Kg's but yeah it was 4 plates per side and felt easy enough for 10 reps, didn't know if it should though (my girlfriend weighs only a bit more than a third of that...)