The Glute Kick is used to strengthen and develop the buttock and lower back muscles. Our example is shown using the GCCO150S Cable Crossover Machine .
START by attaching an ankle strap around one ankle and attach it to the lower pulley cable. Stand facing the weight stack, about a foot away from it, (you may need to move further back in order to ensure that the weight stack is engaged throughout the entire range-of-motion) with your nonworking foot slightly in front of you. Lean forward approximately 45 degrees at the hips, and rest your hand on somethign for balance. Pull in your gut.
Pull your working leg back as far as you can without changing the angle of your torso or bending your knee. Pause, then slowly return to the starting position. Finish the set with that leg thenrepeat with the other side.
Variations of this exercise include: