Learn How To Do A Bridge Exercise With These Simple Steps
Are you struggling with your bridge exercise? Follow these simple steps to learn the most effective way of how to do a bridge exercise and start feeling the benefits of the ranges of a bridge exercise such as a weighted bridge exercise.
The bridge exercise is a simple and easy one to do at home or at the gym. All you need is a hard floor and some determination!
Benefits of A Bridge Exercise
The bridge (also known as the hip raise) is an excellent exercise for strengthening the bottom, back of the legs and also the core.
It is an excellent exercise to perform if you have any back injuries.
Muscle Groups Worked:
Hip adductors, gluteus maximus, hamstrings, quadriceps, rectus abdominas.
Bridge Exercise Variation
For more of a challenge you could try adding a padded weight across the front of your hips or if you do not have any weights you could do a single leg lift bridge.
Step by Step Guide:
- Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
- Raise your hips off the floor so that your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees.
- Pause at the top then slowly lower your body back to the floor.
Here is our own video demonstration of the bridge exercise, which shows you the full action from start to finish. The video demonstration is slowed down so you can see all aspects of how to do the bridge exercise. If you are doing the exercise we recommend using a gym mat underneath your body for support, or if you are exercising at home then you can use a rug or the carpet for support and comfort.
Ready To Take On One Of Our Challenges?
Click here for our 30 day Beach Body Challenge which incorporates the bridge exercise.
Or click here for the 30 Day Little Black Dress Challenge which incorporates the bridge exercise.
Why not try the 30 Day Butt Challenge where the bridge exercise is one of three for this challenge.