Single Leg Bridge: An exercise to improve core stability and reduce back pain

Lay flat on the floor with your hands by your side. Feet flat on the floor and knees bent. Now brace the stomach by pulling in (abdominal hollowing) pushing down the diaphragm and pulling you through the pelvic floor. Your abdominal muscles should now feel firmer. Breath in and then exhale and lift the hips off the floor and hold. Then extend one leg and hold for 10 seconds. Keep the hips in line with the knees and tense the glute muscles (buttocks). Maintain the core contraction as you hold, remember to breathe! Repeat 10 times on each leg for a good work out.

Author: Joe Reemer

Speciality: Exercise Rehabilitation Practitioner Perfect Balance Clinic

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