Fitness Friday #22 :: Bridge ‘N’ Curl

Bridge 'n Curl

 

I subscribe to both Shape and Fitness magazines and love to tear pages out that describe exercises that I’d like to try.  I’m able to mix up my routine and also find exercises that I rotate in on a permanent basis.

Today’s exercise for the Bridge ‘N’ Curl was in the August 2012 issue of Fitness magazine.  It’s definitely a keeper!

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Bridge 'N' Curl from Fitness Magazine

This exercise targets the abs, hips, butt, and hamstrings.

How To:

1.  Lie faceup, arms by the sides, knees bent and feet flat, squeezing a ball or rolled up towel behind the knees.  (To make it easier, squeeze the ball between thighs.)

Bridge and Curl -  Position One

2.  Keeping knees tightly tucked, curl hips off ground to bring knees toward your chest.

Bridge and Curl - Position Two

3.  Return feet to ground, then lift hips so that your body forms a straight line from knees to chest.

Bridge and Curl Position Three

4.  Lower to start.  Repeat for one minute.

A video is always much better than pictures for showing exactly how to do an exercise!

I plan to do this exercise while I watch a DVR’d show.  I find that when I’m watching a show, exercise time flies by quickly.

Thanks for stopping by Sweet Pea for Fitness Friday.  If you have a problem spot and would like an exercise for it featured, let me know.

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Comments

  1. Love Being A Nonny says:

    Thank you so much! I love the fitness posts!

  2. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Your Fitness Friday posts always impress me. Such a good idea for a series. 🙂

  3. Southern Lady says:

    Great post! I just wanted to thank you for commenting on Carson’s blog. It means a lot to her. She is actually inspiring me to get back into my blogging. I have missed it! Hope all is well with you! Thanks again for supporting my girl!! 🙂 -Carla

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