I wouldn’t dream of starting my day without activating my glutes first. And all throughout the day, I return to the glute bridge in order to break up hours of sitting at a desk. Anecdotally, this move is also a great help with mitigating back pain.

Some notes on form: When you raise your hips up, try to keep your core engaged and avoid arching your lower back. You should really feel the burn in your glutes; if you feel your hamstrings working the most, try moving your feet back, closer to those glutes.

There are plenty of variations to try out, like the single-leg bridge, incorporating a resistance band, or trying out the butterfly bridge detailed in the next slide.