Straight BridgeStraight Bridge
Straight Bridge
Beginner Difficulty
Dynamic Exercise
Muscles Involved
Human musclesSpinal ErectorsHamstringsGlutesTrapsRhomboidsTriceps
Secondary Muscles
Spinal Erectors
Other Muscles
Hamstrings
Glutes
Traps
Rhomboids
Triceps
Exercise Performance
Sit on the ground with your legs stretched out in front of you. Your knees should be straight, with your feet about shoulder width apart. Place your palms on the floor on either side of your hips, with your fingers pointing towards your toes. Sit up straight. Your body will now form a right angle, with your trunk perpendicular to your legs. Press down through the hands, tensing the arms as you simultaneously push your hips upwards until your legs and torso form a straight line. Draw the chin up and look towards the ceiling. At this point your bodyweight will be passing through your palms and heels. Pause before reversing the motion and repeating as necessary. Exhale as you press yourself up, inhale as you go down.
Progressions
Beginner - 1x10 Rep
Intermediate - 2x20 Rep
Master - 3x40 Rep
Exercise Video

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