Exercise Tip of the Week: Bridge with a Foam Roller
A great exercise to increase hip strength and muscle indurance.
Begin lying on floor, facing up. Bend knees and place feet firmly on foam roll with arms extended to sides.
Activate core muscles. Lift hips off floor to attain a bridge position with knees, hips and shoulders in alignment. Slowly return to start position. Repeat .
Initially, you may develop some cramping in the back of your thigh. A simple hamstring stretch before and after may prevent this from occuring.