Posted June 12, 2017

Best Exercise In Ever: Shoulder Packed Anti-Rotation Glute Bridge Thingy

This past weekend Tony Gentilcore and I were teaching our Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint workshop to trainers at The Third Space in London.

Amazing weekend with all my PT children. I had some really proud moments this weekend looking at how far some of them have come on. That's the new people in the business and the experienced guys sharing their knowledge. Apart from @dsomerset1 and @tonygentilcore delivering a course filled with knowledge and probably the best delivery of a course I've attended the team I'm working with now bring me nothing but joy and enthusiasm to do more. Working and spending more time with this group of people was a pleasure. More to come, and the future is looking good for all the people that attended this weekend @thirdspacelondon Thank you all💪🏼 #team #personaltrainer #personaltraining #knowledge #knowledgeispower #fitnessmotivation #educateyourself #education #fitfam #progression #oppertunity #goodpeople #fun #strength #hipmobility #shouldermobility

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For one, the staff are amazing, and we were both blown away by how friendly and hospitable everyone was through the entire event. Plus the facility is one of the nicest I’ve ever had the pleasure to attend.

 

Prior to the workshop I had the opportunity to meet up with a few friends, Luke Summers and Neil Meekings, as well as a distance coaching client, Alex Kraszewski, who is also a good friend, and we got in a solid lift at Luke and Neil’s gym in the Aldgate area. While there, I introduced Alex to the hell that would be in his next program.

Why I like this:

 

A glute bridge is a fantastic movement by itself, but this adds in a few layers of hatred. First, the shoulder has to remain packed and stable in order to maintain position and not fall over. Think of holding the top of a row position. Second, because you’re only supported on one shoulder, you have a powerful anti-rotation force acting on the core through the entire movement, which makes this a lot of “stuff” for a single exercise.

Give it a try and see what you think.

  • Shelby Young

    Hi Dean, hope London was a blast. That is a pretty amazing looking facility. When I tried this exercise I found I had a very hard time keeping pressure equal across both of my feet. In fact I was able to lift my leg closest to the bench and do a contralateral supported bridge and it didn’t seem to change the difficulty of the movement. Did you or your clients experience anything similar to this? Love the site and the content, keep up the great work!