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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tone: Bridge Series

On busy days, when time is  nonexistent  I find myself wishing for a magical exercise routine. A routine that could reduce and prevent back pain; while strengthening and toning the paraspinal muscles, the quadriceps, the hamstrings, the abdominal, and the gluteal muscles. A workout I could squeeze in anywhere and still achieve results. 

Luckily, the pelvic bridge is that magic exercise. Bridge work is popular with trainers and pilates instructors for its strengthening perks, with physical therapists as a back injury rehabilitation exercise, as well as with sex experts, and new mothers, for the moves added perk of strengthening the pelvic floor. 
Bridge work tones your ass, legs, and abs.

The bridge helps alleviate back pain by stretching out the hip flexers, and engaging the back muscles. When in a bridge pose you can concentrate on and feel the alignment of your body allowing you the foresight to concentrate on posture. This bridge series is a challenging workout designed for tone maximization.  

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