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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Abdominal Bridge

by Nellie


Weekly Wednesday Workout: Abdominal Bridge


Abdominal bridges are a a great way to exercise the abs. Somehow when I do them, I always feel it the most in my quads and my butt, so it definitely has the ability to hit multiple areas. I don’t feel it as intensely as I do the leg raises but I do feel them working all the same.

Then I tried the alternate move. I couldn’t even do two of them! wow! Holding one leg out while lifting your butt of the ground made my entire body shiver 🙂 (Gotta love how easy she made them look, but I saw a little struggle in her face) I love finding moves like these, I know I need to do some practice before I can do full sets, but I will get there!

Are you familiar with abdominal bridges? What about the expert modification?

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Joi April 17, 2013 - 6:55 am

I love this move always feels kinda freaky though, lol. I wonder does anyone share that feeling!

The Dose of Reality April 17, 2013 - 7:51 am

I didn’t even know that was an abdominal exercise. I thought it was for you butt! I remember them from the Jane Fonda video back in the day a million years ago (but I was little). –Lisa

Jenni April 17, 2013 - 9:01 am

This move is on the Jillian Michaels *sometimes I feel like I should get paid by this chick!* Shred It with Weights. She adds in a dumbbell bicep move while in the bridge with the leg raise. I’ve done the move but not with the leg raise yet.

Kita April 17, 2013 - 11:35 am

I am trying this as I read the post….yep I don’t think I can do it. I thought it would be easier. But I do need to work on this because my abs need it

Yum Yucky April 17, 2013 - 2:32 pm

omg, I didn’t even realize this was an abs exercise. It makes and booty and legs burn most of all.

Carli April 17, 2013 - 9:13 pm

Love these! During my Pilates class last month I had the class do two songs with variations of the bridge. They weren’t supposed to put that tush down the entire time! Great workout. 🙂

09572686703749229517 April 17, 2013 - 9:42 pm

For me this is easier than doing those planks. It does start to burn and work the muscles after a few lifts though.

Hope April 17, 2013 - 9:47 pm

Back in the day when my trainer had me doing these for my abs, I was disappointed because it didn’t seem like an aggressive enough ab work out. I gotta try the modified one.

Britton April 17, 2013 - 10:41 pm

My trainer used to have me doing these. I’ve been looking for exercises to incorporate into my ab workout and I may just add this one. I don’t know about that modified version though! LOL!

Pegster April 17, 2013 - 11:35 pm

Nellie, I love this move, I am totally going to try this and hopefully keep it up. Keep sharing these great workout moves.

Kim April 18, 2013 - 7:55 am

I always struggle with the expert version of that move!
I might use part of the move today and combine it with something – gotta think about that!
Love your Wednesday moves!!

15054269566155034622 April 24, 2013 - 6:51 pm

OOOOooooo I’m going to try this one. Never heard of it and probably WON’T attempt her one leg action any time soon but it might help. THANKS


Weekly Wednesday Workout: Glute Bridge March - Brooklyn Active Mama February 11, 2015 - 4:16 am

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