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Whole Health Associates Back Protecting Makeover: Day 6

Learn a great low back exercise known as the bridge from Dr. Christina A. Connelly! This exercise is good for strengthening your glutes and hamstrings and is effective in decreasing low back pain. :-)

By: Dr. Christina A. Connelly
 
In order to strengthen your glutes and hamstrings another effective exercise is known as the bridge.

To perform this exercise you lay on your back with your hands by your sides, knees bent and feet flat on the... floor. Tighten your abs and glutes and then raise your hips to create a straight line from your knees to shoulders. Squeeze your care and try to pull your belly button back toward your spine.

Hold this position for 2-3 seconds. Do 2-3 sets of 8.

I hope you found this exercise to be helpful! :-)

-Dr. C

Tune in again tomorrow for Day 7 of our Whole Back Makeover!
 
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