Modified Side Plank

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Move Targets: Core


Step 1: Lie on your side and prop yourself up on your elbow. Extend the forearm straight ahead from the elbow, palm down. Bend the bottom leg about 90 degrees so the foot goes behind you; the top leg extends out. Rest the hip on the mat. (Beginners: Slide a pillow or yoga block underneath the hip to help with range of motion.)


Step 2: Squeeze the bottom oblique and lift the hip from the floor. Try moving only a few inches up and down instead of returning the hip to the floor. After six to eight reps, tap the floor again. Try not to crunch the supporting shoulder!


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