Wall Front Neck Bridge

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Wall Front Neck Bridge

Instructions

Preparation

Place small or folded cushioned mat on wall or column approximately chest height. With hands supporting mat on each side stand back so feet are away from wall or column with body leaning forward. Place top of forehead on mat. Fold hands behind low back or hips.

Execution

Roll down onto forehead until nose touches mat. Roll up onto top of head until chin touches upper chest. Repeat.

Comments

Keep body somewhat straight bending spine and hips slightly as head rolls down. Waist flexors and extensors as well as hip flexors and knee extenors are used as stabilizers to mantain posture, but are not significant stabilizers. Exercise involves neck flexors as well as neck extensors. See controversial exercises.

Easier

Begin with feet slightly closer to wall or column, so neck structures have an opportunity to adapt. Standard neck exercises with light weights can also be less intense.

Harder

Exercise is more challenging when feet are positioned further from column or wall. Movement is much more difficult when performed on floor.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Push & Pull

Muscles

Target

Synergists

Stabilizers

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