“This gymnastics-inspired move is a total-body static contraction that helps to strengthen and stretch your back, arms, shoulders, abs, and legs at the same time,” says Jessica Smith, a certified personal trainer.
How to do it: Lie faceup with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor hip-width apart. Bend your arms and place your hands just behind your shoulders on the floor (elbows facing up). Press up with your arms and legs, arching your back and lifting your body all the way off the ground. Hold for 1 count, and then gently lower back to your starting position. That’s one rep. If this is too tough, keep your bridge more grounded by placing your arms by your sides and only lifting your hips only. Try up to 3 sets of 5 reps.