Side Plank – Shoulder Abduction, Dumbbell

  • HOW: Begin this exercise in a side plank position with your elbow comfortably under your shoulder and your feet stacked. Press through the side of your foot and the elbow to get into a side plank position. From here, with the top arm, move the weight from your pocket up overhead in a controlled manner. Return to the starting position.
  • FEEL: You will feel the muscles of your core, hip and shoulder working to maintain the plank position and the muscles of your top shoulder, specifically your rotator cuff and deltoid muscles working as you perform the shoulder abduction movement with the weight.
  • COMPENSATION: Avoid letting your hips drop to the ground while performing this exercise. Stay strong through your planted shoulder and feet to keep your hips up and your core engaged.

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