Fire Hydrants

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Fire Hydrants

Exercise Description

Main Target Muscles

Glutes

Secondary Target Muscles

Core

Workout Type

Bodyweight exercise 

Gym Gear

Resistance bands

Fitness Level

Beginner 

Compound/Isolated 

Isolation 

Power Move 

Hip abduction 

Target Muscles: Gluteus Maximus

Fire Hydrants Overview

The fire hydrants specifically target your glutes and sides. If you want to give a perfect definition to your glutes, practicing fire hydrants is the best. You can do this exercise easily and anywhere. It is important to learn the technique first.

The exercise is a bodyweight exercise, but you can practice with resistance bands if you want to add any resistance to it. The exercise will strengthen your glutes, improve your hip mobility, strengthen your lower back and reduce the risk of injuries.

How to Do It

  1. Start with a tabletop position.
  2. Keep your hands directly below the shoulders and knees directly below the hips. You should not lock your elbows here.
  3. Engage your core and glutes, and while breathing, lift one leg and move it away from your body until it forms an angle of 45 degrees.
  4. Slowly lower your leg and return to starting position.
  5. You will bend your knees the entire time.
  6. Switch to the other leg.
  7. If you are using a resistance band, place it on your thighs and do the same.

Fire Hydrants Tips

  1. Engage your core throughout the exercise.
  2. Avoid using resistance bands if you are new to exercise.

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