Side plank variations

How to Modify Side Plank

How to Modify Side Plank

Side plank needs more strength as one must lift the entire body by using single arm. Use  following 3 modifications to make it easy and get same benefit as regular side plank pose.

  1. Instead of lifting both legs up in the side plank, place lower leg knee on the floor and extend the arm up (picture A)
  2. Lie on your mat on one side. Bend your knees to 90 degree Using elbow lift your hips up, while doing so balance on stacked knees. Your abs should be in straight line from knees to shoulder and abs should be tight (Picture B)
  3. Place on leg on the floor in front of the body and extend the hand up (Picture C)

Don’t forget to breath, inhale and exhale 4-5 times


Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: August 9, 2019

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