The 12 Days of Fitmas Day 12: Bridge march

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How: Start in a hip bridge. Remember to squeeze your glutes and keep your ribs in so you do not arch your low back excessively. Extend one knee in slight turn out. Your goal is to keep your hips level and engage your standing side glute. Alternate sides and repeat to fatigue.

Why: Many dancers overuse hamstrings and hip flexors instead of developing glute support. Glutes protect hips and also serve as the power for your leaps.

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