CORE: "Prone 2-Point Dynamic
exercises at “beginning” of workout
for maximum benefit and improvement.
Pick a safe level; never be unsafe or exceed your capacity to “control” your
Start with all four points of contact on
ground with feet split wide.
Carefully lift one hand or foot; stabilize;
then lift opposing limb.
Stabilize in the 2-Point position then
return and lift other two limbs one at a time as described above.
3-Point Bridge Directions
Tips: This is very similar to the 3-Point Bridge
but more difficult. The less points of contact, the less base of support
you have for stability. If you can't control the 2-Point Bridge, perform
the 3-Point Bridge or a different "more stabile" exercise that is less difficult
until you master the lower level. Be advised that you might feel "wobbly"
as you come into the 2-Point stance--just use your core strength to stabilize
and control the movement.
I don't recall seeing anyone else do
these except me and those that I train. I made them for my collegiate
football conditioning program. Remember that it's all about quality and
control with bridging. If you force your way into an advanced bridge,
but are out of control, then you are blowing the objective which is to
efficiently control and stabilize movement. Exceeding your capacity with
an advanced bridge like above also puts you at risk for injury--not good!
Again, careful progressions will get you there safely. Be patient--it's
worth the effort.
This exercise is intended for "normal healthy"
individuals. If you have an injury, or abnormal pain is present,
see your physician or a certified physical
therapist before continuing your exercises.
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