You've built your bridge - now put your arms into it!

Been building your bridges? Let's try a little harder to make friends with our abdominal muscles.....

  1. Lie on your back, hands at your sides, knees bent, feet flat on the floor under your knees.

  2. Contract your abdominal muscles and squeeze your bum cheeks.

  3. Tilt your pelvis and raise your hips.....slowly.....you're aiming for a straight line from knees to shoulders.

  4. Keep your abdominal muscles contracted

  5. Lift the arms up to the ceiling and overhead onto the mat behind your head......slowly

  6. No reverse the move until your arms are back where they started.....slowly!

  7. Now, slowly!.....see a theme here?!.....roll down - return your body to the mat.

  8. Try to do this 8 times in a row

NOTE: If your hips are sagging when your arms come up then go back to a simple bridge - build your strength........ slowly!!.....basically, do less repetitions with better technique than more with less

Lucie Walker