The lack of progression in a rehabilitation program is quite possibly the biggest reason why reversing back pain is so challenging.
While the Bridge is “Perfect” for many reasons, no single exercise is powerful enough to liberate you from a chronic condition. Like any exercise, after a certain point it’s benefits begin to taper off and flatten out. This is what we call a plateau.
At this point, continuing to perform the exercise will maintain the benefits you’ve already gained, but will not improve your situation. This is where the concept of ‘Progression’ in training comes into play…
Rule: Progress your exercise to continue challenging yourself as you get stronger, and you will continue getting stronger.
This module introduces 5 more progressions of the Bridge, and several arm progressions. You will learn variations of the Bridge that you can use to progress your training as your core gets stronger. Each of the progressions have different benefits which will be discussed in videos.
Before implementing them into your training, you should feel confident in performing the Bridge with good form (pelvic control). The timing of implementation will be different for everybody, depending on your fitness level (level of strength and control). Progress your exercise to continue challenging yourself as you get stronger and when the basic bridge becomes easier.
Reversing chronic lower back pain is not a single event, but a Journey. We must adapt our exercise to match our abilities as we climb through the stages of training.
Enjoy the journey, that’s where the strengthening happens.