Exercise: Butterfly Bridges
Need to workout your inner thigh muscles and glutes at the same time? Watch this.
This exercise is categorized as a strengthening exercise.
Here's what muscles are involved in this movement:
- Gluteus (Buttocks)
- Adductors (Inner Thigh Muscles)
- Hamstrings (Back of Thigh Muscles)
- Erector Spinae Muscle Group (Back Muscles)
- Gastrocnemius (Calf Muscles)
- Soleus (Underneath the Calf Muscle)
This exercise doesn't require any equipment - all you need is your body!
The goal of this movement is to strengthen not only the gluteus muscles, but also the adductors (inner thigh muscles) in a single exercise.
Want to workout more than just your glutes?
Perhaps your inner thigh muscles and other hip muscles you might not typically hit be able to hit just from doing squats and glute bridges?
Try some Butterfly Bridges, which are named as such since your legs are shaped similar to that of - you guessed it, Butterfly Wings!
Try this exercise out and see how it goes - it works best when you pair it with other lower body exercises to balance out the emphasis on the adductors (inner thigh muscles) and the glutes.