The Fitball Bridge is a bodyweight strength trtaining exercise that improves balance while working the gluteals, and core stabilizers.
INSTRUCTIONS: Lie on your back. Place the ball under your legs. Using your arms for support, slowly push your back off the mat until your knees are in line with your hips. Exhale as you push upward. Inhale as you lower yourself down to start position. The goal of this exercise is the ability to remain steady while moving up and down.
MODIFICATION: Instead of using the stability ball, bend your knees at right angles, and place both feet on the floor.
VARIATIONS: To increase challenge, move the ball lower down, and place the heels of both feet on the ball. Or, perform the Advanced Fitball Bridge (see Exercise Video Directory).
EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider