Posture Correction Exercise 2 – Bridge

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)