Posture Correction Exercise 2 – Bridge
Posture correction exercise 1 – Baby Cobra
Poor posture has many underlying causes. In our first exercise we addressed one such cause; weak back muscles. Another underlying problem is weak core and gluteal muscles. That’s right, weak guts and butt muscles contribute to your poor posture.
If a weak core and flabby butt are part of the cause of your postural issues, well, then strengthening your core and glutes is a part of the correcting your postural issues.
One exercise which targets both core and glutes?
Exercise 2 – The Bridge
Lie on your back, hands at your sides with palms down.
- pull your feet in toward your butt, soles flat to the floor, feet hip width apart
- I like to touch my fingers and to my heels to ensure the position
- keep your feet parallel to each other, toes pointed straight away from your butt
- engage your core
- raise your hips until your chest, stomach and thighs make a straight line from kneecaps to neck
- hold for a breath and lower your butt back to the floor
You can repeat this as many times as you want. As you do so, keep in mind the following’
- I suggested heels in where you can touch them with your fingertips. This is not an inviolable rule, and may be painful if you have bad knees. Adjust accordingly.
- The basic bridge is done with feet hip width apart. After you’ve done a set like that,
- repeat with feet shoulder width apart, toes turned out and
- repeat with toes turned in and touching, knees together (pigeon toed)