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Barbell Glute Bridge

by Billy Santana


A progression from the bodyweight glute bridge. Adding weight to this movement helps to develop strength and size to the gluteus maximus muscle. Push through your heels during execution. Be careful not to over-arch the lower back; keep the glutes as the primary mover. Pause for 1 to 2 seconds at the top before lowering.

About the Presenter

Billy Santana

Billy Santana IDEA Author/Presenter

Hello there! My name is Billy Santana. I am currently a wellness coach and personal trainer with the YMCA of South Florida and I own a mobile Personal Training and Lifestyle Coaching business. I've been in the fitness industry for 4 years, but my experience with fitness dates back to when I was in the U.S. Military starting in 2002. I grew up being overweight because my family never put a big emphasis on sports or recreational physical activity. I simply didn't know any better. I excelled at academics and computer games, but my health was declining rapidly. Following the advice of my doctors and the urging of my self-conscious, I decided to do something about it. I enlisted in the U.S. Army, and exercise and smart food choices became a part of my daily life. Since that time, I have completed a Bachelor's degree in Sport & Exercise Science and currently hold a position where I can touch many lives on a daily basis and counsel people toward moving in the right direction with their health and fitness. Feel free to get in touch with me using the "Contact Billy" button and I will reply at my next opportunity. Thanks for checking out my profile!