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Back Exercises: Bridge

Back Exercises: Bridge

The bridge exercise strengthens your abdominal, buttock, and hamstring muscles. This helps keep your back stable and aligned when you walk.

  • Lie on the floor with your back and palms flat. Bend your knees. Keep your feet flat on the floor.
  • Contract your abdominal and buttock muscles. Slowly lift your buttocks off the floor until there is a straight line from your knees to your shoulders.
  • Hold for 5 to 15 seconds. Repeat 5 to10 times.