Best Butt and Glute Exercises
Straight Leg Ball Bridges

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This page shows the pictures and instructions for straight leg bridges on a stability ball.

When compared to bridges on the floor, bridges on the ball challenge your core muscles a little differently because the ball is less stable than the floor. Your ab muscles and lower back muscles will work a little harder to keep your spine stable when you perform bridges on the ball.

Bridges are a great core exercise for both men and women.

Glute and Butt Exercises: Straight Leg Stability Ball Bridges

Starting Position: Simply begin by lying on your back with your feet on top of a stability ball.

Form: Engage your abdominal muscles by drawing in your belly button to stabilize your lower back. Then, exhale and push through your heels to lift your hips off the floor. Hold for a brief second at the top of the exercise, and then slowly lower to the starting position.

Perform 10-25 repetitions per set, and do 1-3 sets.

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Personal Trainer Tips: Move in a slow and controlled manner. You may find that the first few times you attempt this exercise the ball will tend to roll away from you.

If you have trouble with the stability, try practicing
2 leg bridges on the floor or
1 leg bridges on the floor.

But if you like the stability ball, you can also try
bridges on the ball with bent knees.

Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT

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