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Advanced Bridge: Single Leg Bridge

Complete Pilates exercise videos are ideal for those who want to learn the basics from the comfort of their home

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Advanced Bridge: Single Leg Bridge

Complete Pilates exercise videos are ideal for those who want to learn the basics from the comfort of their home

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Bridges

Bridging is a great way of getting the back of you body working. The movement is great for:

  • Improved spinal and rib mobility, especially with your feet on a step
  • Improved hamstring and glute strength
  • Improved hip flexor length

The movement of a bridge opens your hips and helps you to achieve hip extension. This benefits you as it is the push of phase of walking or running and the power going upstairs. The single leg version is particularly good for this.

There are no contraindications for bridging so you should be able to do this without any pain in your back. As a result it is great for:

  • All spinal injuries including post surgical
  • Pelvic instabilities
  • SIJ problems (double leg version)

It is important to:

  • Try to keep your hip bones level
  • Press into the feet to start the movement from there rather then your back
  • Keep your shoulder blades settled on the mat
  • Try to keep your thighs parallel

There are some precautions which include:

  • Late stage pregnancy – limit the number of repetitions to reduce time lying on your back and be careful of an excessive curve in your lower back
  • Low blood pressure, glaucoma and reflux: take your time coming back up and do not do too much on a ‘bad day’
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