Side bridge with abduction



Muscle Groups

Planes of Motion

Outer Unit

Necessary Material


The side bridge with abduction improves core stability and strength.

The single-leg support makes the side bridge with abduction a very effective exercise to strengthen the lateral system.

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 toe.

The elbow is positioned directly beneath the shoulder.


Lift the top leg as far up as you can.

Return to the starting position.

Perform the prescribed number of repetitions and switch sides.

Coaching Keys

Keep the toes of the upper leg pointing forward.

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