Bridge Progressions & Drills
To introduce a hand placement in a bridge, have the gymnast lay down on their back, and place their 'pizza hands' by their ears. Fingers should be pointing towards their feet. Hands should stay as close to their ears as possible-we don't want them to be too far apart when they push up to a full bridge.
Over A Rollie
Standing in front of a SMALL rollie, sit on the rollie and place hands on the ground. Push into a bridge over the rollie, using it as support on the back.
Take It To The Floor
Lay on your back, position your hands, bend your knees and plant your feet. Push yourself up into the bridge. To achieve this, you need to push with your legs to get your legs, hips, back, and chest off the ground. At the same time, use your arms to push your head, neck, and shoulders off the ground as well.
***If you have trouble pushing into bridge, try tucking your feet in closer to your body and placing your feet farther apart