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Bodyweight Exercises for Cyclists: Power Bridge

 

How to do the Power Bridge:

The Power Bridge incorporates a bridge position into a powerful exercise - resulting in the Power Bridge.

To start, lie on your back with your knees bent, placing your heels close to your butt. Your feet should be flat on the floor. Keep your arms at your sides with your palms facing down.

power bridge 1

Squeeze your glutes and push down through your heels to raise your hips off the floor and get into the bridge position - you'll form a straight line from your shoulders to your knees.

Hold the bridge position for 2 seconds, then lower your hips almost to the floor. That's one rep.

power bridge 2

Now repeat the motion. Do 3 sets of 20.

Why you should do the Power Bridge:

This is a great exercise for your lower back and glutes! The Power Bridge strengthens your hip flexors, glutes, and lower back, building a powerful platform for turning the pedals.

 

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