This article originally appeared in Well+Good.
Looking for an exercise that strengthens your abs, your glutes, and your hamstrings all at once and requires zero equipment to do? If you answered yes, the marching glute bridge has your name written all over it. As the name suggests, this glute bridge variation targets your glutes, but it also works your abs, your hamstrings, and your lower-back muscles, making it a fave of physical therapists and personal trainers alike.
Not only will the marching glute bridge improve your strength, but it will also help stabilize your hips and pelvis, which is just as important when it comes to functioning optimally and preventing pain both in the short and long term. Before jumping straight into the marching glute bridge, make sure you’ve got the general movement pattern down by practicing the standard glute bridge.