Bridges – Quick Guide 2021

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What Is a Bridge Exercise?

The bridge is a versatile and effective exercise. It is one among the best exercises to add to your everyday workout routine, regardless of your age or fitness level.This move requires no equipment and very little space. All you need is a space to lie down. It’s also a low-impact move making it ideal for those with knee or hip discomfort.

What Are the Benefits of the Bridge Workout?

  • Boost flexibility
  • Reduce knee and back pain
  • Strengthen your core, including your abs 
  • Improve balance
  • Relieve back pain
  • Improve posture
  • Calms the mind and helps relieve stress
  • Improve performance 
  • Boost mood, reduce anxiety and fatigue
  • Help relieve the symptoms of menopause
  • Relieve menstrual discomfort
  • Stimulates abdominal organs, lungs, and thyroid

What Muscles Do Bridges Strengthen?

  • Hamstrings
  •  lower back
  • Abs
  • glutes.

Do Bridges Help Lose Belly Fat?

If done regularly, Bridges can help reduce your belly fat by keeping your supporting muscles strong.

How to Do a Bridge Exercise?

  • Lie face up on the floor, with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Keep your arms at your side with your palms down. 
  • Lift your hips off the ground until your knees, hips and shoulders form a straight line. Squeeze those glutes hard and keep your abs drawn in so you don’t overextend your back during the exercise. 
  • Hold your bridged position for a couple of seconds before easing back down.
steps to do bridges workout

How Many Bridges Should You Add in Your Daily Workout Routine? 

Start off with 2sets of 10 bridges each, everyday and slowly increase your count per set over time.