Over the weekend, one of my long-time followers showcased a video of himself in a wrestler’s bridge.
With his arms folded over his chest and his big, burly beard covering his neck, he arched his spine and put his nose on the ground.
No big deal, if you’ve practiced the protocols in Combat Conditioning – [which I must mention, is now less than 50 copies away from being completely sold out, forever, of the print version. Get yours while they are still available.]
Anyhoo, what made this man’s bridge memorable, was the fact that he was using one of those thin yoga mats. He placed it on what appeared to be a gravely patch of solid ground.
Holy headaches, Batman. I’m not doing that.
Bridging, as far as I am concerned, is to be done on a thick mat, preferably one that is an inch thick. If you have a thick mane of curly hair, perhaps you can cut back, but I’m bald, so I am not going to do it. Count me out on that one.
Do I admire the man who bridges this way? Sure. But I still ain’t a gonna follow his lead on this one. Ouch.
Pick and choose your battles. You can benefit from bridging without making it harder than it is.
P.S. If you’re the type of person who wants to enjoy the benefits of bridging, but you don’t want to do it on your head, or from your head and hands, I have good news for you. I cover a ton of neck and spine exercises in the Matt Furey Inner Circle. In fact, I teach you a variety of ways to do so without even getting on the ground. Many who have experienced neck and/or back pain found tremendous benefits to these additional exercises.