Exercise Of The Month – July 2012
Exercise Name: Modified Side Plank
Prerequisites: Shoulder strength and stability.
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.
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 Modified Side Plank if you experience discomfort, pain, or for medical reasons.
Benefits: Prevents back ache, improves posture.
Muscles: Abdominals, Back, Pelvic Floor, Shoulders.
How To: The photograph shows the model in the completed stage of the exercise.
- Position your body as shown in the photo, while lying on your side.
- Lift yourself off the mat as shown in the photo.
- Lower down to start position (step 1).
- Repeat 5-10 reps on each side.
Copyright 2012 Irene Pastore, and Blue Moon Personal Training.