“Thrusters are essential to make that booty grow, but also to enhance overall performance in the gym, on the field, or simply with everyday activities,” says Arnit Kobryniec, certified personal trainer at Neat Mind & Body in South Florida. This, she says, is mainly because our glutes affect our speed, power, and performance.
Personal trainers love hip thrusters because they strengthen the hip flexors, a.k.a. your hip muscles, which keeps your lower back and hips flexible and strong. This enables your hip joints to function properly so you’re able to walk, move your legs from side to side, and even walk backward.
The cool part? There are countless adaptations of the standard hip thrust that offer unique benefits for your hip flexors and many other muscles in your body. Here are three that top trainers say you need to try.