Postpartum Bridge Sequence – Mommy Moves

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This month’s postpartum Mommy Moves exercise takes the traditional bridge exercise (which is great on its own for postpartum moms) and adds to it, making it even better! The sequence will help strengthen your pelvic floor, transverse abdominis, glutes (butt), inner thighs and low back.

First time trying a Mommy Moves exercise? Mommy Moves is a monthly series that highlights a great prenatal and postpartum exercise for you to try. If you haven’t already, be sure to try the featured exercises from OctoberNovember and December. If you have any requests of issues or body parts that you’d like us to address, please email us.

January Postpartum Mommy Move: Postpartum Bridge Sequence

Lie on your back with knees bent. Place a pillow in between your knees. Inhale, then exhale as you engage your core. Lift your hips up into a bridge position, and as you lift squeeze the pillow. Hold your hips in the lifted position. Slowly lift the right foot off of the ground, lower, slowly lift the left then lower. Slowly lower your hips and release your squeeze on the pillow. Perform 2-3 sets of 12-15 reps.

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