Side Bridge Exercise Tutorial

 

 

How to do the Side Bridge Exercisehow to do the side bridge exercise

Oftentimes we forget when we work out our abdominal or our core muscles that our abdominal is like a cylinder. We don’t just want to focus on the front of our abs. We want to focus on the sides as well, and not to mention our back. But this video we’ll be working on something called our obliques. So to do this exercise, it’s called a side bridge, you’re going to want to get onto your side. Prop onto your elbow, leg straight out in front of you. In this case, if I’m lying on my right side, I want my right foot in front of my left foot, and then I’m going to raise up and try to keep a nice neutral spine so that I’m not tipping my head forward. I’m just looking straight ahead. You can put your hands on your hips or rested on your opposite shoulder, and you’re going to hold here. Start with a few seconds, but hold as long as you possibly can while maintaining really good form. If your form starts to break, if you start dipping down at all, that means that you need to stop doing side bridge immediately and work on your other side. That’s the side bridge exercise.