Saturday, June 1, 2013

Day 336- Around the World Planks

This exercise requires a lot of arm strength and increases stability in the spine.

To do this exercise you will need a mat.  Start in the side plank.  Inhale as you pivot the hand and point the fingertips towards the front of the body and then exhale as you open the chest so that you are in a reverse plank.  Inhale again and then exhale as you move to a side plank on the other side.  Repeat five times to each side.

Things to think about
This exercise is quite precarious for the shoulder.  It is imperative that the shoulders are stable and congruent.  Remember to have the collarbones wide and open.  The shoulder blades should be connected to the ribcage.  Use the breath to keep your spine as long as possible.

Keep the ribs and the hips aligned so that the abdominal muscles are available to you

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