dig bridging exercise works your hamstrings and the muscles around your lower body and hips. Do
8 to 12 repetitions. Do not continue with this exercise if it causes
Lie on your back with both knees bent and your
ankles bent so that only your heels are digging into the floor. At this point,
your knees should be bent about 90 degrees.
Tighten your belly muscles by pulling in your belly button toward your spine. Then push your
heels into the floor, squeeze your buttocks, and lift your hips off the floor
until your shoulders, hips, and knees are all in a straight line.
Hold about 6 seconds as you continue to breathe normally, and then
slowly lower your hips back down to the floor and rest for up to 10
Primary Medical Reviewer
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Current as of
March 7, 2013
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 07, 2013
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