Side bridge

Level

Beginner

Muscle Groups

Outer Unit

Necessary Material

Objective

Like the plank, the side bridge is a basic exercise to improve core stability and strength.

The side bridge also strengthens the lateral system.

Through various progressions the intensity and difficulty of the exercise can be increased.

Starting Position

Lie on one side with your elbow directly beneath your shoulder and legs stacked.

Push your body up until there is a straight line from head to feet.

The elbow is positioned directly beneath the shoulder.

Execution

Hold the side bridge for the prescribed amount of time.

Coaching Keys

Place your upper hand on the hip and prevent the shoulder from rolling forward.

If performing the exercise with both feet stacked is too difficult, you can place both feet on the floor to add stability.