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7 Days of Quality over Quantity
Day 6: Glute Bridge
A glute bridge might be the most commonly prescribed rehab exercise, yet it is also one of the most poorly performed. A common error with this movement is lumbar hyperextension. If the spine is not appropriately stabilized prior to initiation, the low back and/or hamstring will typically dominate the movement.
To help facilitate glute activation, have client/patient hold hands straight up toward ceiling and stack hands. While in a bridge position, pull back on their hands. This will facilitate lat and anterior core musculature, allowing one to ‘feel’ their glutes. (Credit Dan John).
Note: inability of glutes to contribute to hip extension leads to overdeveloped erector spinae muscles, and increased stress on the lumbar spine (i.e. extension intolerant LBP).
A few repetitions of suboptimal movement are unlikely to cause dysfunction, but an accumulation over months and years can lead to volume-based pain.
Seek a qualitative minimum before worrying about quantities.
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