Bridging Exercises

 

Bridge – Standard

ex bridging pelvicthrust

Position:

On back with knees bent and arms at side.

Movement:

Tighten the abdominal muscles and slightly squeeze the buttocks. Then, tilt the pelvis into a “neutral” position and raise pelvis off the floor. Hold this position for a count of ___ seconds*, then return to the starting position.

Repetitions and Sets:

*See personalized exercise prescription sheet.

 

Bridge-Leg Lift

ex bridging leglift

Position:

On back with knees bent and arms at side.

Movement:

Once in the bridge position as described above, raise one leg bringing the foot approximately 6 inches off the floor. Hold this position for a count of ___ seconds*, then return the foot to the floor. Repeat this movement with the opposite leg.

Repetitions and Sets:

*See personalized exercise prescription sheet.

 

Bridge-Leg Extension

ex bridging legextension

Position:

On back with knees bent and arms at side.

Movement:

Once in the bridge position as described above, extend one leg outwards until the knee is fully extended. Hold this position for a count of ___ seconds*, then return the foot to the floor. Repeat this movement with the opposite leg.

Repetitions and Sets:

*See personalized exercise prescription sheet.