Don’t Overlook Something As Simple As A Side Plank

The Side Plank is a simple exercise that we continue to use with the athletes and adults that we work with because it is such a simple yet effective anti-lateral flexion core exercise.

One of my favorite progressions and variations of the exercise is the Feet Elevated Weighted Side Plank. In addition to the standard Side Plank benefits, with this variation we have added an anti-rotation and shoulder stability component, giving us a huge bang for our buck.

For reference, our progression for the Side Plank looks like this…

1️⃣ Side Plank
2️⃣ Feet Elevated Side Plank
3️⃣ Feet Elevated Weighted Side Plank
4️⃣ Side Plank Row

Don’t overlook exercises because they may be simple…it doesn’t mean there aren’t a ton of benefits!

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