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01/04/2023-Move of the Day: The Side Plank

The side plank is a popular exercise that targets the muscles in the core, including the obliques, transverse abdominis, and quadratus lumborum. It’s a great exercise for improving core stability and strengthening the muscles that support the spine.

To perform a side plank, follow these steps:

  1. Start by lying on your side with your feet stacked and your elbow directly beneath your shoulder.

  2. Lift your hips off the ground, forming a straight line from your head to your feet.

  3. Hold the position for the desired amount of time, making sure to keep your core engaged and your body in a straight line.

  4. Lower your hips back to the ground and repeat on the other side.

It’s important to keep good form and muscles activated when performing the side plank. Avoid arching your back or letting your hips drop too low. Also, be sure to keep your neck in line with your spine and avoid looking up or down.

Here is one of my favorite videos on YouTube explaining the side plank in greater detail. CLICK HERE

My recommendation to people out there reading this is that if you have never heard of the side plank before, or maybe heard of it, but have never done it, do yourself a favor and take a good amount of time to make your plank damn-near perfect. It will go a long way, looking forward, to achieving a more enjoyable wellness practice. Staying safe is number one.

If you get injured and can’t continue on your wellness plan, not really worth it to get 15 more seconds out of a side plank that is being performed lack luster. Just my opinion. Trust the process. We all been there. No need to rush anything.

In conclusion, the side plank is a great exercise for strengthening the core and improving stability. By adding it to a circuit of other exercises, you can create a well-rounded workout that targets multiple muscle groups.

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