Bridge Exercise: How Do you Do It?

17 June 2020

Fitness

There are plenty of exercises that can be done at home without having to use special equipment or even weights. These types of exercises use the body’s own weight to give you the strength training that you need. So, for those who are looking to workout from home, they are going to find that they can easily do this. One of these exercises is a bridge exercise. What is this and why is it good for you? We have the answers for you so you can integrate this into your exercise routine.

How Do You Do a Bridge Exercise?

A bridge exercise is pretty simple to do. You are going to start by lying on your back with your hands at your sides, your knees bend and your feet flat on the floor under the knees. This you are going to want to tighter your abs and butt muscles then push your lower back off the ground. Raise your hips to create a straight line from your knees to your shoulders. Squeeze the belly muscles and hold this for 20 to 30 seconds. Then return to the starting position. You are going to want to do 10 reps of these for one set. You can then increase the number of sets that you do as you become stronger.

What is a Bridge Exercise Good For?

The bridge exercise is pretty simple to do and since it uses your own body for the movement, it is easy to integrate into any exercise  routine. However, what parts of the body is this helping? This is considered a basic exercise that is often used in rehab situations in which you need more core strength and spine stability. However, it can work the hamstrings, lowers back and the buttocks while doing it. It can be a great exercise for those who are just starting out as well as those who are seasoned fitness experts.

What About Weighted Bridge Exercises?

For those who want to add some weight to this exercise they can do this. Those who do this often use a body bar or weights on a body bar that is lying across their pelvic bone. They then do the exercise with this weight on them, increase how much they are moving and getting more out of their workout. The weighted version of this exercise is something that only those who are comfortable with the move should attempt.

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