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This is the glute bridge exercise with just a slight modification of reaching over your head.
Major Muscles Worked
Other Muscles Worked
Glute Bridge Overhead Reach Guide
- Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Your feet should be about hip-width apart and your knees should be in line with your feet and hips.
- Leave your arms down by your sides.
- Extend your hips as you drive through your heels and upper back bridge up. As you bridge up, reach one arm up and across your body to try and touch the ground on the opposite side just above your shoulder.
- Stretch your back and feel your spine twisting and extending to reach, but do not hyperextend your low back to reach overhead. You want to get the mobility out of your mid and upper back not your low back.
- Hold for a second or two then bring your arm back across and down to the ground as you lower down out of the bridge.
- Then bridge back up and reach the opposite hand across and overhead.
- Do 15 to 20 reps or any amount of reps that may have been recommended specifically for you.
- Bending your elbows can help you get a little more leverage for the bridge and reach.
- Ensure your abdominal muscles are held in tight and your glutes are squeezed for effectiveness of the exercise.
Benefits of the Glute Bridge Overhead Reach
Strengthens your core and glute muscles.
Can be carried out anywhere without use of gym equipment.[related_posts_by_tax posts_per_page="4"]