Hip Bridges are a great way to strengthen a group of muscles you normally don’t engage during a regular exercise–your hips, lower back, abs, quads, and calf muscles.
- Start by laying flat your back, knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Place your hands flat on the ground at your sides.
- Next, tighten your stomach to engage your abdominal muscles and lift your hips off of the ground, resting only on your upper back. Hold this position for 1-2 seconds. Bring your hips back down to the ground reassuming the starting position. Remember to keep your abs tight the entire time.
- Do this repeatedly for 30 – 60 seconds or until you can no longer lift your hips off the ground. For added difficulty, hold a weight over your stomach while doing the exercise.
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