Short BridgeShort Bridge
Short Bridge
Beginner Difficulty
Dynamic Exercise
Muscles Involved
Human musclesSpinal ErectorsHamstringsGlutes
Secondary Muscles
Spinal Erectors
Other Muscles
Hamstrings
Glutes
Exercise Performance
Lie on your back, with your legs stretched out and your hands crossed on your stomach. Draw your feet in, bending the knees until your feet are flat on the floor. The feet should be shoulder width apart or a little less, depending upon your frame. Your heels will be around six to eight inches from your buttocks. Press down through the feet, lifting the hips and back clear of the ground until only the shoulders and feet are supporting the bodyweight. At this point, your thighs, trunk and torso should form a straight line, with no sagging of the hips. Pause in the top position for a moment, before reversing the motion, lowering your body back to the start position. Repeat the exercise for your target repetitions, exhaling as you go up, inhaling on the way down.
Progressions
Beginner - 1x10 Rep
Intermediate - 2x25 Rep
Master - 3x50 Rep
Exercise Video

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