The best functional movement exercises using a bolster

the best functional movement exercises using a bolster

Andrea Morris | Jul 02, 2024 | minute read

What if we told you there’s a way to seamlessly weave movement into your routine, making it both beneficial and enjoyable?

Meet our rectangular bolster–the versatile prop that will transform the way you care for your body. Powerful on its own, but paired with functional movement exercises? You’ve got yourself a dream combination that will set you up for success so you can focus on doing all the things you love.

The Basics

So what exactly are functional movement exercises? Simply put, they’re exercises and movements that mimic everyday activities to help you build stability, flexibility and strength. This can be as simple as a plank or as challenging as a deadlift. They also include:

  • Lunges
  • Squats
  • Rows
  • Overhead Presses
  • Hip Bridges

We chatted with chiropractor Dr. Brianna Perruzza to get insight on all the best ways you can incorporate functional movement exercises into your routine with the support of a rectangular bolster:

Yoga & Stretching

One of the key things that Dr. Brianna emphasizes is the importance of using your bolster when engaging in yoga and stretching. Not only does it provide more stable support, but it also makes it easier to learn proper formation and alignment. Whether you’re holding a pose or breathing into a deep stretch, this form of movement is key for heart health, improved sleep and better posture.

Physical Therapy & Pilates

It’s no secret that we’re big Pilates fans, and for good reason. Pilates & physical therapy are great ways to focus on muscle strength, improve endurance and relieve tension. Since both these exercises require precise micro-movements, a rectangular bolster offers additional cushioning to support your spine, hip and more.

Mobility Work

When focusing on the range of motion in your joints, mobility work is your best bet. A rectangular bolster will deepen the stretches while improving flexibility. Since the bolster is lightweight and portable, it’s easy to pack on the go or incorporate at home.

Versatile Support

As Dr. Brianna highlighted to us, one of the standout features of our rectangular bolster is its versatility. It can be used alone or in combination with other props for added support. Its durable material and design ensure long-lasting use, regardless of your form of exercise. Plus, the grip options can cater to various preferences from dynamic movements to full-body stretches.

The Importance of Movement

When it comes to introducing a rectangular bolster and functional movement exercises into your routine, ease is your best friend. Be gentle with yourself when trying something new and remember that prioritizing any form of exercise is beneficial for both your mental and physical health. We’ll always be here to support you, one day at a time.

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