Stability Ball Bridge with Adduction

• Place upper back on stability ball with med ball between your knees

• Rise up into bridge position by flexing glutes, creating a straight line from knees to shoulders

• Lower with control

Form matters: “Focus on flexing your glutes and applying force to the med ball between your knees. Keep your stomach drawn in and knees and toes hip-width apart and pointing straight ahead.”

Why he does it: “The bridge position is a great way to strengthen the glutes and upper hamstrings—the body’s most powerful muscles used in jumping and explosive movements. Forcing Amare to squeeze the med ball between his knees works his adductors.”