Reps: 5 per leg
Rest: 30-90 seconds between sets
Starting position: Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. Place your arms at your sides. Relax your shoulders down and back against the floor.
Movement: Squeeze your buttocks as you lift your hips off the floor to a count of two. This is the bridge position. Lift the right foot and extend your leg out to the height of the bent knee to a count of two. Bring the right foot back to the floor into the bridge position to a count of two, then return to the starting position (hips on the floor) to a count of two. Repeat with the left leg. Continue alternating legs until you finish all reps. This completes one set.
Tips and techniques:
- Be sure to squeeze your buttocks before you lift up into bridge position.
- Keep your shoulders, hips, and knees aligned.
- Relax your shoulders down and back into the floor.
Too easy? Cross your arms on your chest.