One of my favorite exercises for growing, tightening, and lifting the glutes —-the Banded Reverse Hack Squat. .
. 🔸Targets glutes & hamstrings with less quad engagement than a traditional squat .
🔸 stability of the machine allows for heavier lifts with less chance of injury.
It is a biomechanially similar exercise
to a stiff leg deadlift but the risk of injury to the neck, low back is much higher than the reverse hack. .
🔸Mind muscle connection – allows you to really drive thru your heels and contract hard .
🔹Do not start with this exercise right away. Warm up by doing other leg exercises. .
🔹Do not lock out your knees on the top portion of the movement. .
🔹Avoid using very heavy weight initially. Work your way up slowly keeping a strong mind-muscle connection. .
🍑⚡️Use a resistance band to increase activation of the glutes and hamstrings