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Lucy Davis’s Most Underrated Glute Exercise

Lucy Davis’s Most Underrated Glute Exercise
Joni McMullen
Writer and expert11 months ago
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Hybrid athlete, long distance runner and gym enthusiast, Lucy Davis is the one to listen to for gym advice. In a recent Instagram post, she shared her most underrated glute exercises. Here’s what it is and how to do it. 


What exercise is it? 

Lucy's killer glute exercise is the 45-degree angle hyperextension.  

She points out that it’s not a back extension, as that targets your lower back. You want to isolate the glutes, so form is everything.  

Lucy says there are a few things to remember:  

  • Keep your feet at a 45-degree angle turned outwards. 
  • Use a small range of motion to target the right muscle group. 


So, how do you do it?  

Lucy explains in five simple steps: 

  • Use the back extension machine and adjust your feet at the right angle.
  • Then flop your upper body over the top of the machine.
  • Keep a flexed upper back and use a small range of motion. 
  • Push your hips into the pad, creating a slight curve in your upper back. 
  • Thrust into the pad. 


Take Home Message  

What Lucy says, goes. She knows her stuff. Try out the 45-degree angle hyperextension next time you hit the gym. But be warned — you’ll feel it in your glutes. 

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Joni McMullen
Writer and expert
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Born in Cumbria, Joni completed her English Literature degree at the University of Liverpool before going on to graduate with a Creative Writing MA from the University of Leeds. During her time at university, Joni was a part of two cheer and dance teams, competing in national competitions across the UK. Developing her writing at a student magazine in Leeds, Joni is excited that she is able to combine her love of creativity with her passion for fitness and health. When she’s not writing or in the gym, Joni loves to read, try new activities and spend time with friends.