Strengthen Your Core with the “Bridge” Exercise

Purpose: To strengthen the core muscles that coordinate your seat and yourPowerlines. In this “Bridge” Exercise, your body will arc into the shape of a bridge.

Step 1: Lie flat on your back with your knees bent, feet placed the width of your shoulders apart, arms at your side, palms down.

Step 2: Push through your heels and lift your hips to a height that aligns them with your knees down to your shoulders (fig. 2.9) Hold to the count of three and lower them to the ground. Repeat. Increase the duration of the pose and the repetitions as you feel comfortable.