TRX Yoga Side Plank
The TRX Yoga Side Plank is a core suspension exercise that strenthens the spine and pelvic stabilizers.
Instructions: Grab the foot cradles in each hand. Lie on your back. Slide your feet into the loops. Move onto your side. The goal is hold the TRX Side Plank steady, while you stabilize your hips, shoulders and spine during suspension. Align your supporting elbow under your shoulder. Keep your supporting shoulder strong by not allowing it to rise up toward your ear.
Prerequisite: You should be able to perform a strong side plank on the mat either with your feet stacked, or in a scissors position, before attempting the TRX Side Plank.
Level: The TRX Side Plank is not recommended for those new to exercise. To build strength, practise mat side planks before attempting TRX.
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