Exercise of The Month – August 2012


Exercise Name:  Advanced Side Plank

Type: Core

Prerequisites: Shoulder strength and stability. Ability to do the Modified Side Plank.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced.

Goal: Stabilize your body while performing the exercise.

Correct Form:  Form a straight line from shoulder to shoulder, hip to hip, and shoulder to edge of foot.  Avoid sagging, and wobbling.

Cautions: Do not perform the Advanced Side Plank if you experience discomfort, pain, or for medical reasons.

Benefits: Prevents back ache, improves posture. Strengthens shoulders, hips, core.

Muscles: Abdominals, Back, Pelvic Floor, Shoulders, Hips

How To:  The photograph shows the model in the completed stage of the exercise.

  1. Position your body as shown in the photo, with feet together, arm at your side.
  2. Lift top leg up, as shown in photo.  Raise arm over head, as shown in photo.
  3. Return to start position (step 1).
  4. Repeat 5-10 reps on each side.

The exercise described in this post is informational, and not meant to replace the guidance of a personal trainer in a live setting.  Exercises performed incorrectly may result in injury.

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Copyright 2012 Irene Pastore, and Blue Moon Personal Training.

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