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The classic bridge targets the abs and butt while opening up the chest, which can need a stretch if you spend a lot of time at a desk. Add a yoga block or small ball between your knees and work your inner thighs too.
- Start by lying on your back with your knees bent and your feet planted on the floor hip-distance apart.
- As you contract your ab and butt muscles, push your pelvis upward, away from the floor. Keep your ribs aligned with your pelvis, and make sure your knees are directly above your heels.
- Lower your hips and pelvis to just above the floor and pause.
- This completes one rep. Raise your hips back to the high position and repeat. Do three sets of 10.