You know, I’m not going to lie to you.
Shaping and sculpting your abs into the ideal 6-pack is probably one of the hardest things you can do.
And it doesn’t help that this difficulty increases as you age.
Believe me, I would know because I’ve experienced it first-hand.
I remember when I was in high school and not to brag or anything, but I had a pretty flat stomach.
Now mind you, I wasn’t overly muscular when I was in high school.
I was just lean enough to not have any noticeable fat on my body and that was honestly good enough for me.
But high school, just like all things in life, came to an end.
Then I started college and soon I found my fitness routine being thrown to the wayside.
More specifically, my once-flat stomach wasn’t looking so flat anymore.
I could chalk it up to the newfound freedom I had once I started college, my class schedule, and my poor eating habits.
But it ultimately came down to one thing: neglect.
My abs had turned to flab.
I knew I had to do something. I knew I couldn’t continue letting myself go the way I did.
So I started exercising again and focused heavily on burning the fat that surrounded my stomach.
And that brings me to today’s exercise, the isometric bridge.
This exercise helped me tremendously and I saw results within weeks.
But if you want a little information on how effective this exercise is, then keep reading.
So without further ado, let’s get into how to perform this simple yet highly effective exercise.
How to Perform the Isometric Bridge Exercise
Lie down on your back on the floor.
Flex your knees, keep your hands on the sides, and feet and palms flat on the ground.
Support your body on your feet on and palms and gently thrust your hip upwards.
Hold this position for 10 seconds before lowering your body back to the starting position.
What Muscles are Going to Benefit?
The muscles targeted are the gluteus maximus, obliques, erector spinae, and rectus abdominis.
Isometric Bridge Exercise Video
This exercise is pretty straight forward, but if you’re still not sure how to perform this exercise or if you aren’t sure that you’re performing this exercise right, don’t worry! I got you covered! Just check out the video below and you should be good to go!
Final Thoughts on the Isometric Bridge
This exercise is simple yet highly effective. I highly recommend this exercise.
You don’t need expensive gym equipment. This exercise can be done in the comfort of your own home.
If you’re someone who struggles to keep their abs under control, then this exercise is definitely for you. And remember, diet is also important. A proper diet combined with this exercise will have you developing abs in no time.
So go ahead! Give it a try! It might be just the exercise you need to take your health and fitness to the next level!
Also, if you’re looking for even more exercises to get six pack abs check out the best isometric abs exercises to get six pack abs.