Side Bridge

Side Bridge


Utility: Auxiliary
Mechanics: Isolated
Force: Push



Lie on side on mat. Place forearm on mat under shoulder perpendicular to body. Place upper leg directly on top of lower leg and straighten knees and hips.


Raise hips upward by lateral flexion of spine. Lower to original position and repeat. Repeat with opposite side.


In addition to lateral flexion of spine, lower hip abducts and upper hip adducts. Exercise can also be performed isometrically, see Side Plank. Also see Spot Reduction Myth.


Exercise can be performed with bent knees. Movement can also be made easier by angling body up against wall, horizontal bar or platform.


Exercise can be made more challenging with added weight on hip.

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