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Expanding on the Side Bridge

Taylor, Jeffrey B. PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS1,2; Waxman, Justin P. MS2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2014 - Volume 36 - Issue 3 - p 91–96
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000050
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ABSTRACT: THE SIDE BRIDGE IS AN EFFECTIVE STRENGTH AND STABILIZATION EXERCISE FOR THE CORE MUSCULATURE. THROUGH THE MODIFICATION OF THE BASE OF SUPPORT OR THE ADDITION OF MOVEMENT OUTSIDE OF THE FRONTAL PLANE, PROPRIOCEPTIVE CHALLENGES AND COUPLED EXTREMITY MOTIONS, THE SIDE BRIDGE CAN BE INDIVIDUALLY PROGRESSED TO MEET PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT OR REHABILITATION NEEDS AND GOALS.

1Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences, High Point University, High Point, North Carolina; and

2Department of Kinesiology, Applied Neuromechanics Research Group, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Jeffrey B. Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University, High Point, NC.

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Justin P. Waxman is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Applied Neuromechanics Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC.

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© 2014 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association