Another excellent exercise for your core region, the hip bridge targets your low back and hip region. Pro tip: To really target your abs, try the progression for this exercise.
Step By Step Instructions
Lie on your back with your knees bent, your heels on the ground, and your toes pointed up. Keep your hands at your sides.
Use your heels to raise your hips off the mat, then bring your body back down. Focus on using your heels (not your toes) as you raise your hips, and maintain rhythmic, steady breathing throughout the exercise.
For the progression, extend one leg out and elevate it as you raise your hips. Start with 5 standard hip bridges. Once you are comfortable, complete 10 repetitions, then move on to the progression when you are ready.