University Recreation


Plank, Ab Bridge

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Abdominals
Secondary Muscles: Obliques, Low Back
Body Area: Core
Modality Types: Body Weight Body Weight
Equipment: No Equipment

Plank, Ab Bridge

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Lay on floor with face down arms at sides and legs together
  • Raise body off of floor with toes and forearms
  • Keep elbows at 90 degrees and contract abdominals to stabilize core
  • Maintain a straight back and keep abdominals contracted
  • Hold this position for 30-60 sec. or until fatigue
  • Be sure to maintain a 90 degree elbow straight back and contracted abdominals


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