The Assisted Physio Ball Supine Bridging is a low back exercise for beginners to improve energy transfer, hip extensor strength, trunk extensor strength and stability for more powerful shots.


During the Assisted Physio Ball Supine Bridging the focus is on strengthening the low back because it is part of the core and hence important for energy transfer when hitting the ball.

The posterior aspect of the core is very important in energy transfer and injury prevention and hence should be strengthened regularly to ensure proper joint integrity and enhanced energy transfer. Find out more about Why Core Training for Tennis Players is Important.

Assisted Physio Ball Supine Bridging Description

Assisted Physio Ball Supine Bridging

Assisted Physio Ball Supine Bridging

Coach assists the athlete by holding the physio ball in place.

  1. Place floor mat on the ground and the physio ball towards the lower end on the ground
  2. Lie flat on the floor mat (face up) with arms ~45˚ (abducted) away from the trunk (palms down), put both feet on top of the physio ball, and flex knees
  3. Knees are in line with shoulders˚
  4. Extend the hips upwards to neutral pelvic position; only the shoulder blades and head touch the ground; hold position for 1 second
  5. Descend hips back to the ground; don’t lie flat on the ground; only touch with buttocks
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