The bridge (or wheel as it is called in yoga) is a fundamental exercise that has been forgotten about in the modern fitness culture. It is the perfect antidote to the slouched shoulder/ tight hip flexors posture so many of us find ourselves in and one of the best ways to activate and strengthen the posterior chain (all the muscles on the back side of the body).
When I first show this exercise to new clients I get a lot of looks like I’m crazy – they never see themselves being able to do a bridge. However, with practice and an understanding of how to progress the exercise you can build tremendous mobility and strength with this exercise.
In this video I show you the progression I use in my facility to get people doing bridges and then how to take them a step further.[bjyt url=”http://youtu.be/7VPo9D5LFWI” width=”600″ height=”335″]