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    Bridges??

    I was looking at the the Glutes of Steel challenge and have a few questions about bridges.
    1) The video talks about version 2. Is there another link?
    2) is it supposed to be more of a roll up or a lift the butt? I've seen both versions in different places.
    3) are you supposed to squeeze the butt as you go up?
    4)I always feel this more in my lower back. Am i going it right?

    This seems like a lot of questions for a seemingly simple exercise l. But oh well.

    #2
    Originally posted by aerochic View Post
    I was looking at the the Glutes of Steel challenge and have a few questions about bridges.
    1) The video talks about version 2. Is there another link?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Ikv4MrwI0
    The difference is the position of your arms. I go for version 1 because it's what the graphic on the challenge page shows.

    2) is it supposed to be more of a roll up or a lift the butt? I've seen both versions in different places.
    3) are you supposed to squeeze the butt as you go up?
    4)I always feel this more in my lower back. Am i going it right?
    It's butt lifting, and it's up to you whether or not to squeeze it. One reason why you feel more in your lower back is that you don't quite initiate the movement with your hips, so try to initiate the lifting with your butt. You need to think it as you do it.

    Reason two is that you "over-bridge", arching your lower back too much. Lifting your hips till forming a straight line from chest to knees (as the graphic shows) is enough for working your hips, if you go too much higher you can end up hurting your lower back, but arching a bit is okay.

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      #3
      It is always safe to engage your butt as you go up, as it takes away the strain on the lower back.

      This may sound creepy, but you should squeeze your butt cheeks in a way that not even the little finger can go up the a-hole.

      A good indication of the perfect form is the stretch felt on the hamstrings as well as the glutes. If you feel it, you're doing it right.

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        #4
        Originally posted by LtGymaholic View Post
        It is always safe to engage your butt as you go up, as it takes away the strain on the lower back.

        This may sound creepy, but you should squeeze your butt cheeks in a way that not even the little finger can go up the a-hole.

        A good indication of the perfect form is the stretch felt on the hamstrings as well as the glutes. If you feel it, you're doing it right.
        Perfect description of performing a bridge.

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