Exercise #1658

Shoulder Bridge

2 mins - Exercise


Muscle Focus: Hamstrings, glutes.

Objective: Strengthen the hamstrings and glutes while increasing the flexibility of the front of the leg.

Start Position: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet hip distance apart. Peel your tailbone and spine off the Mat to create a straight line from your shoulders to knees.

Movement: Extend your right leg to the ceiling with foot pointed. Lower the right leg down towards the ground, flex the foot and bring the leg back to the ceiling. Repeat and place the right foot down onto the mat. Repeat with the left leg, then roll the spine and tailbone back down to the Mat.

Precautions: Avoid arching through the ribcage. Maintain a stable and still spine and pelvis as the leg moves in the bridge.
What You'll Need: Mat

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Jan 01, 2011
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The Shoulder Bridge. This is an exercise that develops the strength of the back of the legs, while also challenging the flexibility through the front of the legs. It also encourages that we know how t...


Great breakdown. I love the cue to not over arc the back but a straight line. Ty, this is very helpful!
Glad to hear it, Wendy.
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Can I reverse the foot movement? Flex as the leg come down, and point as it comes
Of course you can Christina! The flexed foot on the way up is intended to facilitate the hamstring stretch.

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