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John Gaglione's Wrestling Exercise of the Week # 8


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Glute Bridge Series
Hip Thrust

Movement Category: Bilateral Hip Dominant

 Athletic Benefits:  The glute bridge is the best exercise to target the glute specifically. It is the only body weight movement the directly oppose the movement of hip extension. This pattern is critically for running, jumping, and finishing takedowns for combat sports.  This is also an important exercise to prevent low back and knee injuries as well.

Check out the VIDEO below!


Straight Leg

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Bent Leg

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 Exercise Modification Single Leg Glute Bridge

Movement Category: Unilateral Hip Dominant

 Athletic Benefits:  The single leg glute bridge is one of the best exercises for develop balance in the glutes from side to side. The athlete must also use their core muscles to balance their hips and create stability. This increased glute activation and core stability will also help lower back pain as an added benefit.  To make this exercise harder you can hold for time. This is a great option to train the posterior chain with no equipment.

I hope you enjoyed this wrestling exercise of the week! If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me at gaglionestrength@gmail.com or check out my website www.gaglionestrength.com

To take your wrestling to the next level and ensure this coming wrestling season is your best one ever go to GaglioneStrength.com and e-mail Coach Gaglione for more information on wrestling training.

 Coach John Gaglione is a Sport Performance Specialist out of Long Island New York. He is a certified "Underground" Strength coach who specializes in training combat athletes. Johnís work has been featured in Elite Fitness Systems, Testosterone Nation , One Result & local wrestling site Long Island Wrestling Association. If you would like to learn more about John you can reach him at www.gaglionestrength.com or e-mail him at gaglionestrength@gmail.com.