Side Plank Circuit
Side Planks are a fantastic exercise to encourage alternating expansion and compression on opposite sides of the body. Because we must shift to our stance side during walking, encouraging this same lateral shift in our standing exercise is an exaggeration of what we do every time we take a step or move across stage.
Here is the circuit:
𝟭. 𝗘𝘅𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝟭 + 𝟮- 𝗦𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰 - Push thru the down slow and laterally flexing downward the ceiling and reaching overhead - Inhale to stretch and fill the top side before exhaling and returning to the beginning
𝟮. 𝗘𝘅𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝟯- 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝘀𝗾𝘂𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 - Tuck pelvis and push knees forward to drop in to a quarter squat - Reach R arm overhead while dropping left shoulder and flexing to the left - Inhale and exhale on this side before repeating on the opposite side.