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Posterior Tilt Lumbar Spine on Glute Bridges and Hip Thrusts?

#1

I am learning glute bridges and hip thrusts. I saw a couple of videos mention that lumbar spine should be slightly posteriorly tilted at glute bridges and hip thrusts. Is this movement pattern safe?
My problem is I have never kept my lower spine in slightly posterior tilt on my main lifts(deadlift, squat). My concern is learning different lower spine movement pattern will affect my main lifts and cause lower spine injury while deadlifting and squatting because I got used to neutral spine.

Here are the videos:


What is the safest foot stance and foot angle on heavy glute bridges and hip thrusts?
#2

Dr. Bret Contreras has probably done more in-depth research into glute activation, especially with regard to the hip thrust, than any other coach around. If you’re doing those exercises, then following his cues would be a very good idea.

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#3

Hi, I am new for glute bridges and hip thrusts. I am doing glute bridges and hip thrust with a random comfortable stance but I want to make sure I am safely executing the glute bridges with right foot stance and foot angle.

For example, I am executing squats with 30-degree foot angle with a shoulder width stance. Deadlifts with 15-degree foot angle with a hip width stance. What is the formula for hip thrusts and glute bridges?

Note: I know this depends on the person’s build. Just consider an average person with average torso/leg length rate.

#4

Dr. Bret Contreras has probably done more in-depth research into glute activation, especially with regard to the hip thrust, than any other coach around. If you’re doing those exercises, then following his technique advice would be a very good idea.

Ever get that deja vu feeling?

Ever get that deja vu feeling?

There’s no “formula”. As Contreras has suggested here and elsewhere, “Set up with a medium to wide stance with your feet pointed straight ahead or slightly flared.” Keep it simple.

Are you paying this much attention to your form on other exercises, too?