Since the world went into lockdown, most of us have spent most of our time sitting. Therefore, there seem to be two major motivations to work on butt strengthening. The first one is the aesthetic appeal. The second motivation is avoiding back pain: something that we all have. Fire hydrant exercise immensely helps in strengthening and smooth movement of the lowerbody.
Fire Hydrant exercise helps in increasing the overall mobility of your body and tones your glutes. It is a perfect exercise for our lower body. Most people who even engage in lower body workouts, only focus on squats. They are probably the most popular exercise for the leg muscles. The glute muscles are often taken for granted. Even though they are responsible for your hip movement, helping you walk, and take the stairs.
How to do the fire hydrant exercise the right way?
While doing the fire hydrant exercise, it’s important to use the right form and technique. As we know that the fire hydrant is a bodyweight exercise, it doesn’t need to be done with special equipment. Bodyweight exercises are those exercises that are effective in building muscle, losing weight, and maintaining an optimal level of fitness. For this exercise, what you need is just a – mat. Here are the steps for doing this exercise:
- Start on your hands and knees. Place your shoulders above your hands and your hips above your knees. Tighten your core and look down.
- Lift your left leg away from your body at a 45-degree angle. Keep your knee at 90 degrees.
- Lower your leg to starting position to complete 1 rep.
- Do 3 sets of 10 reps. Repeat with the other leg.
Practice these exercises every other day for a few days of the week. In no time, you will be sueezig=ng your stuff in your pants.
You can watch the video of how to do the fire hydrant exercise correctly here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La3xYT8MGks