Side Plank with Arm Extension

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Move Targets: Chest, Shoulders and Core


Step 1: Come to your side plank, resting on your elbow with the forearm stretching forward. Grab your dumbbell, stack or stagger the feet and raise the hips off the ground. Make sure your hips are completely aligned — not rolling forward or backward. Side-Plank-Arm-Extension

Step 2: Keep the dumbbell close to the body as your pull the elbow up, then unhinge the arm and extend it over your shoulder. Keep a soft elbow at the top to keep the muscles working and the joints protected. Slowly lower it it down, reversing the path at the same tempo.


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