The bridging exercise works the muscles around your lower body and hips. Do 8 to 12 repetitions. Do not continue with this exercise if it causes pain.
Lie on your back with both knees bent. Your knees should be bent about 90 degrees.
Tighten your belly muscles by pulling in your belly button toward your spine. Then push your
heels into the floor, squeeze your buttocks, and lift your hips off the floor
until your shoulders, hips, and knees are all in a straight line.
Hold for about 6 seconds as you continue to breathe normally, and then
slowly lower your hips back down to the floor and rest for up to 10
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
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