Stop Doing Bridges WrongMar 07, 2023
The bridge is one of the most common exercises performed by people with arthritis, and for good reason. Bridging exercises are an effective way to improve strength in the gluteal (butt muscles) and flexibility in the hips and are easy on the joints. However, when I watch people perform bridges they often make mistakes in form that reduce all that benefit and sometimes even cause harm. The most common mistake is trying to lift too high and substituting low back muscles for butt muscles while performing the exercises. If after doing bridges your back feels sore, you need to change your form. The other common mistake is overusing hamstrings resulting in cramps in the back of the thigh. This 4-minute video will show you the Do's and Don't's of the bridging exercise.
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