Barbell glute bridge

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set up

Use an airex pad or something similar to brace the bar over the pelvis.  Place feet shoulder width apart and plant feet firmly to the ground.

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movement

Grip the bar tight, drive the hips up and squeeze the glutes as tight as possible at the top of the lift.  Bridge up to the upper back and not the neck.  This will prevent stress to the neck and lower back.

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Finish

Lower the weight down to the ground until the hips lightly touch the ground.