Exercise of The Month – August 2012
Exercise Name: Advanced Side Plank
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.
- Position your body as shown in the photo, with feet together, arm at your side.
- Lift top leg up, as shown in photo. Raise arm over head, as shown in photo.
- Return to start position (step 1).
- 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.
Copyright 2012 Irene Pastore, and Blue Moon Personal Training.