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Exercises: Exercise of the Month

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June 2010

Side Plank + Side Plank Star:

Muscles Used:- Obliques, Hip Abductors, Core


Teaching Points

1: Lie on the weaker side first.
2: Put feet on top of each. To make exercise easier place one foot slightly infront of the other.
3: Rest on to forearm and elbow.
4: Contract core muscles and elevate hips from the floor.
5: Be sure to keep the body in a straight line, check for hips sitting back and top shoulder rolled forward.
6: The side plank star is shown in the second picture simply lift top food away. If that is initially too difficult, rest onto lower knee and not the foot.
7: Increase difficulty by adding dumbbell weight onto top hip.
8: Try to increase duration that the side plank is held for.