Tip: The Silly-Looking Exercise Your Glutes Need

This exercise will boost your deadlift and build your flat butt... but it looks weird. Who cares? Be weird.

Most people know about the cable pull-through, but they don't do it often enough, if at all. That's probably because it looks weird. It looked silly the first time I saw someone doing it, and the first time I did it in a commercial gym, some of my buddies actually started laughing!

Today, with the glute-building craze, looking silly should no longer be a problem. Still, most people seem to favor glute bridges and hip thrusts over the pull-through.

The cable pull-through will improve your hip hinge and build your glutes. It's simple, effective, and comes with a very low risk of getting injured. Possible side benefits include improved technique in the deadlift, more stability during leg training, and improved sprint and jump performance.

The pull-through is best trained within a high rep range and moderate load – 12 reps or more per set. Pump up the volume with this one.

Eirik Sandvik is an innovative athletic-performance specialist. His profound experience with injuries fuels his passion for finding the best strategies and solutions for overcoming setbacks. Eirik works with elite athletes in a variety of sports, from MMA to Figure fitness.    Follow on Instagram