What muscles do pull throughs work?

The cable pull-through, sometimes referred to as the glute pull-through, is a compound exercise that works muscle groups in your posterior chain, including the hamstrings, gluteus maximus, and lower-back muscles.

Are cable pull throughs the same as hip thrusts?

What’s the difference between a cable pull through and a hip thrust? The pull-through exercise is done from a standing position using the cable machine. Hip thrusts are done in a more horizontal position where the back is supported by a bench, and the weight used is often a loaded barbell.

How do you do single leg hip thrust?


  1. Bending your legs, push your butt back to a 45-degree angle, making sure not to position yourself in a full sit.
  2. Extend your arms straight in front of you.
  3. Pause for a second, then slowly raise your body back up by pushing through your heels.
  4. Repeat.

Should I do face pulls everyday?

Usually performed with a cable tower or bands, Cavaliere says the face pull is a “quick, easy” move that can be done every day to contribute to improved posture, healthier shoulders, and increased strength in some of the smaller, often-overlooked muscles in the upper back.

Do face pulls build muscle?

With practice, face pulls can build muscle in your upper body. Use the face pull as a warm-up for more challenging strength-training exercises like the deadlift, pull-up, dumbbell lateral raise, push-up, shoulder press, barbell bench press, and upright row.

What exercises help you jump higher?

Exercises to try

  1. Jumping jacks. Jumping jacks are a type of plyometric exercise that can help you jump higher by building lower body strength.
  2. Single-leg deadlifts with jump. This advanced exercise builds stability as you explosively jump up using one leg at a time.
  3. Burpees.
  4. Forward linear jumps.
  5. Squat jumps.
  6. Rebounding.

How heavy should Good Mornings be?

Good mornings target your entire posterior chain—especially your hamstrings and lower back. Reps/sets for best results: Aim for 12 to 15 reps with a 5 to 10 pound weight for a sure-fire way to get the hamstrings, glutes, and lower back ready for heavier lifts like deadlifts and squats, Murrieta says.

Why are pull throughs a good training exercise?

Pull-throughs offer a unique training stimulus because you can load the posterior chain with a fraction of the compressive and shear loading forces on the spine. I consider pull-throughs to be a universal exercise that can be used by everyone regardless of training experience, goals, and to some extent, even injury history.

How often should I do pull throughs in the gym?

Use the pull-through on lower-body training days towards the tail-end of a workout. Pull-throughs aren’t an exercise that you’re going to try to move max weight on, so save the grunting, Metallica, and ammonia for your squats or deadlifts. Most lifters should perform 3-4 sets of 8-15 reps once or twice per week. Bring the Pull-Through Back

Is the cable pull through a good exercise?

The cable pull-through is a great compound exercise that trains the powerful muscles of the posterior chain. These include the hamstrings, the glutes, and the low back. It is considered to be a great introductory variation to the deadlift, and one of the best exercises to learn glute activation.

How does the pull through movement work on the glutes?

While the pull through movement itself really targets hip extension moments at the glutes, the band around the knees in the Banded Cable Pull Through works the glutes into abduction and external rotation to a greater extent, really turning up the ability of this movement to activate the posterior chain.