Shoulder Bridge with Arm Springs on the Cadillac

Learn how to “stand” in your arms and upper back. And, a great place to learn how to keep length and space in your upper back as you lift your hips up.

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Equipment Needed: Cadillac, Arm Springs
  • Reps: 3-5
  • Warning: May not be suitable for some shoulder issues.
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Shoulder Bridge with Arm Springs on the Cadillac

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Shoulder Bridge on the Pilates Cadillac is a great way to play with the reach of the arms in Shoulder Bridge and also challenge your arm and back connection. While it is not necessarily needed, I do love to add this into my Cadillac workout to help warm up my seat connection. It's a great place to warm up for Shoulder Roll Down on the Cadillac. And also to learn how to "stand" in your arms and upper back. And, a great place to learn how to keep length and space in your upper back connection as you lift your hips up.

Press your whole hand in the handle and stand in both feet evenly.

Laying on your back with your knees bent and place your self in the same place you would for your Arm Springs. You'll know if its the right spot for you that day on rep one. So if it is too hard you'll slide towards the springs and if it is easy you'll slide away from the springs. Have your arms reaching up to the ceiling and your knees bent, feet flat on the mat. Both your feet and knees will be about a fist distance apart. Be sure that all four corners of your feet on pressing even on the mat.

Press your whole hand into the handle and arms to the mat as you lift your hips up. Standing in both feet evenly. It's easy to roll your weight to the outside edges of your feet. Roll your hips down and lift your arms back up. Repeat 3-5x. Pay attention to how your springs close. Are they doing it evenly? And also how you stand in your feet. If all is going well lift your hips up and reach one leg up and try to lift and lower your hips on one leg. Repeat on the other side and if you have a weaker side repeat it again on the weaker side.


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