- Hips & Buttocks
- Lower back strength
- Glute strength
- Hamstrings strength
The bridge exercise, “bridging” strengthens the glutes and develops core stability. Bridging can be performed anywhere and can be incorporated into your workout as part of your core routine. The basic bridge is an excellent beginner exercise, while the single-leg bridge is ideal for more advanced exercisers. You may also perform the bridge on a Swiss ball or Pilates Reformer machine.
- Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet placed flat on the ground about 12 to 14 inches from the hips.
- Keeping your hands out to the sides to help balance, lift your hips up so that thighs and trunk form a straight line.
- Return slowly to the starting position.
- Hips not fully elevated and straight
- Allowing one hip to drop
- Over-arching the back