For pre-designed ab workouts, view EMG’s Ab Workouts.
Stability Ball Bridge Description
Step 1. Assume a bridge position by placing your feet on the ball and your forearms on the ground underneath your shoulders.
Step 2. Engage your core muscles, create a straight line from your shoulders to your feet and hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Do not allow your hips to dip during the hold.
The stability ball bridge is a stabilizing exercise that works the transverse abdominal muscles. This is a good exercise for users of varying experience because the user can vary the amount of time the bridge is performed for. More experienced users may hold the bridge for a longer period than less experienced users. The important thing when performing the ab bridge is to keep the core as tight as possible. An example of how to do the ab bridge is one minute on, one minute off, one minute on. When performing the ab bridge, it is common and normal for the user to shake toward the end of the time period. This is a safe exercise for those with back problems to perform.
Updated: March 30th, 2015