Hip thrust using a smith machine

I couldn’t really find anything online that shows how to set up to do hip thrusts with a smith machine. Several months ago Sydney and I messed around and figured out how to do this set up:

Hip thrust on smith machine setup

We are short people, so we use the step platform to lift us up so that we can comfortably reach the bar. On this machine, it’s very hard to get under the bar unless it’s raised up a little bit. The platform also helps raise us up so that we can pivot under our shoulder blades while resting against the weight bench for better form. The pad helps for any discomfort from the weights.

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I'm Jenny Smith. I keep up with three cars, two kids, one husband, and I live on 300+ acres of rolling farmland in Northern Virginia where we look after an elderly relative. I like tomatoes, all things Star Trek, watercolor, and reading. I spend most days in the garden fighting deer and groundhogs as I pursue a graduate degree. I'm trying to be like Jesus -- emphasis on the trying.
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