Single-Leg Bridges on Foam Roller (Straight Leg)
Lie on your back with a foam roller near your feet. Place your feet (ankles and/or heels) onto the foam roller, knees bent, legs hip-width apart, arms at your sides, and abs engaged. Lift your left foot off of the roller and extend your leg up as straight as possible and in line with the hip.
EXHALE: Keep your abs engaged and your left leg extended as you push your hips straight up toward the ceiling, lifting your glutes and lower back off the floor. INHALE: Slowly lower your hips back down to the starting position to complete one rep. After one set, switch sides to perform another set.
Master the Bridges on Foam Roller exercise before trying this single-leg variation. Don't put any pressure in your head or neck; balance your weight between your foot (on the roller), your shoulder blades, and your arms. Only bridge your hips up as high as you can go while maintaining balance, control and good form.
Muscles Worked: Glutes, Hamstrings