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    Default Full Bridge!

    2 months into bridging!

    I like to bridge in sets of 2-3 reps with 10-30 sec holds "gtg" style. (2-3 times a day) After a few more weeks of really trying to understand the movement I plan on changing my focus to building reps for dynamic strength.

    YouTube - Bridge 3.wmv

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    Wow! Only two months worth of bridging? That's pretty impressive. I would post mine, but it looks like I'm just straining incredibly hard while lying on my back on the floor. That's because with my horrible mobility that is exactly what I'm doing!

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    Nice work! did you never practise bridges before the two months?

    I do a similar GTG thing to try and get the basic position down.
    The thing I have the most trouble with is wrist mobility, I'm usually trying to push up with just the lengh of my fingers, but without the heel of the hand touching the ground. Did that ever affect you or did you have your hands down flat from the start?

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    Angryman I did have the same problem! I have been taking a Feldenkrais Movement course and I was able to apply one of the lessons to bridging. What I discovered is that you need to elongate the pelvis and create a slight arch in your upper back to place the hands firmly on the ground next to your head. (imagine your belly button is full of water and try to empty it out between your legs) Hope that image helps! Another tip, I bridge while inhaling it makes a huge difference. Keep experimenting!

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    Thanks Warrior, I think I see what you mean. The hands are staying down easier but now I just have to make up the height!

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    That's some mean bridging I see going on. I just started doing the short bridges a week or so ago after reading about them. They're a very good thing to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angryman View Post
    Thanks Warrior, I think I see what you mean. The hands are staying down easier but now I just have to make up the height!
    Angryman, you might also try them on your fists until your wrist mobiluity is taken care of
    Fear of doing things isn't preventing you from dying, it's preventing you from living

    Pain is good. It makes you know that you are still alive.

    Currently GTGing HSPUs.

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    Awesome job. I'm not quite to full bridge and didn't think of GTG. With GTG, were you bridging every day?

    I'm also doing progressions to the fun Threading Bridges:

    YouTube - Scott Sonnon Threading Scorpion Bridge Progression
    Last edited by Freedom; 02-20-2010 at 02:42 PM.

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    When I first began I was GTGing everyday. I have found that every other day works best for me. For my warm up I like to do 2-3 reps of each step until I get to the full bridge.

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    ive been practicing forward flexibility for years as part of my martial arts, but i neglected proper backwards stretching(bridging!!) until i read the awesome chapter on it in convict conditioning.

    now i bridge once every sixor seven days, and im getting better each timei bridge. im now up to hi-rep angled bridges. the brilliant thing is that this has actually helped my forwards stretching, which has been stuck for a long time

    im convinced more people, martial artists specially, should be bridging. great work, bodyweight warrior!!

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