Looking for a Barbell Pad in Australia?
Barbell pads are a great investment if you are training hip thrusts or squats as the pad will reduce impact on your muscles. Prevents bruising and soreness!
Rappd Barbell Pad is made from high grade dense foam and come with straps to secure on bar.
Combine Pro resistance bands with your hip thrusts or squats for added resistance and a more rounded workout.
What are Hip Thrusts?
A bent-leg hip extension exercise performed with your back on an elevated surface. The hip thrust is a favourite of lifters everywhere for its ability to target the posterior chain, especially the glutes in a unique way.
The hip thrust motion mainly targets the glutes — both the gluteus maximus and Gluteus Medius — as well as the hamstrings. Your quads, core, and hip adductors will be working, too.
Hip thrusts build strength and size in your glutes in a way many other exercises cannot, and experts agree that they provide benefits for many people, from athletes to older adults over age 65.
Glute strength is important for the stabilization of your core, pelvis and lower body. Without it, you’re at higher risk of knee pain, low back pain, and other types of injuries.
Strong glutes also promote athletic abilities, like jumping, sprinting, and changing directions. In general, strong glutes are key to good mobility. An added perk? A nicely lifted and round backside.