Thursday, May 23, 2013

Day 327- Side Plank

This exercise strengthens the side of the body from the armpit to the ankle.

To do this exercise you will need a mat.  Start by lying on your side with your body propped on your arm.  Exhale as you lift your hips into a side Plank.  Hold this for thirty seconds and then try the other side.

Things to think about
In this exercise you want to be sure that your ribs and your pelvis are in alignment.  Often the ribs like to pop forward once the hips lift.  Do your best to keep your ribs back.

Shoulder congruency is also important for this exercise.  Be sure that your arm is in the socket and that your collarbones are wide.

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