Exercise of the Week

Side Plank Reach Through

This exercise takes the side plank, which is traditionally a static exercise, and adds a little bit of movement into it.  Adding the reach into the movement, you will not only get more core activation, but you will have to focus on balance and coordination, as well.  Here I am using the high plank position with my arms straight, but this can be done from the high or low plank position.

Focus here on – as always – a tight core and a flat, straight-line body.  Try not to let your hips dip down too far or raise up any higher than parallel.  Go through the movement slowly and under control, as I am here.  This will force you to keep your core muscles engaged and get the most out of the movement.  Make sure and hit both sides to get an even core workout here.



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