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Get on the Ball: Straight Leg Bridge With Ball

I love using my exercise ball for strength training and stretching. There are so many ways you can take an exercise to a new level by using an exercise ball. This move targets your back side and is similar to the Lying Hamstring Curl, and might be a bit easier to manage if you are new to working with an exercise ball.

  • Lie flat on your back and place the ball under your heels, with your knees slightly bent.
  • Press firmly into the ball and slowly raise your hips off the ground as high as you can, actively squeezing your glutes as you lift.
  • With control, slowly release your bum back down to the floor.
  • Repeat this move 15 to 20 times.
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aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Hmmmm could you use a chair or couch??? My cats would mangle an exercise ball here.
neonbee neonbee 9 years
We used to do this in my Fitness class and I made a fool of myself the first time. But it's a nice exercise.
kia kia 9 years
It almost looks like you can do this one with a chair or couch if you don't have a ball yet. You are probably missing some benefits but it could be done.
MorganW88 MorganW88 9 years
I just got a stability ball, I'm having trouble finding my balance. I just tried this move as i read the entry and had trouble balancing, guess it's something I'll have to work on. Thanks!
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