Swiss Ball Hip Bridge – Training Your Glutes and Hamstrings

The hip bridge is a commonly prescribed exercise for those looking to train their gluteals and hamstring muscles.  In the image below you will see one of Principle Four Osteopathy clients performing a swiss ball hip bridge (the ball requires the individual to work harder to stabilise due to the shifting base of support whilst also allowing the individual to perform a hip bridge through a greater range of motion) with a knee bent to ball roll (this requires the individual to eccentrically load their hamstrings as the knee extends).  A straight up swiss ball hip bridge and swiss ball hip bridge with roll out are two great variations on the traditional hip bridge exercise.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics. The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation. The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation. To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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