Side Plank – Hip Abduction

  • HOW: Get set-up on your side with your elbow directly under your shoulder and your forearm supported on the ground. Have your feet stacked and supported on the ground with the knees straight. To begin the exercise, push your hips up and forward as high as you can and hold this position. Then lift your top leg up towards the ceiling while keeping it straight and in line with your body, lower and repeat.
  • FEEL: This should feel like a full-body exercise. Your shoulder and shoulder blade muscles will be working as well as your hip, back, and stomach muscles. You will especially feel your right hip and core muscles working if you’re laying on your right side. Follow the video for other cues and tips.
  • COMPENSATION: Do not let your hips or shoulder sag, do not let your body rotate.

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