WAG What is a Perfect Bridge in Gymnastics?

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melissaallen59425

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Mar 1, 2022
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What constitutes a perfect bridge? My gymnast coach says this is not a Bridge, this is similar to what I have below.
So what is defined as a perfect bridge?

Is it straight arms, straight legs? Do the arms have to be perfectly vertical to the ground, and not angled? Does anyone have a picture of a good bridge?

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goldengirlie

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Mar 8, 2022
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During this bridge stretch, you can see the gymnast in the bad bridge photo has very inflexible shoulders and back, hence the bent arms and the way her shoulders are nowhere near her hands. The gymnast in the good bridge photo, on the other hand, has more flexible shoulders and back, allowing her to get her shoulders over her hands, which makes it easier to get straight legs.

A good bridge is different for each person, but an optimal bridge has the arms and legs straight, with the shoulders over the hands.
 

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