Side Plank

The Side Plank

To perform the side plank lie down on your side propped up on your forearm. Brace your abs and raise yourself up so that your ankles, knees, hips, shoulders and head are all in a straight line.

Make sure your spine is straight and not sagging towards the floor. Squeeze your glutes, quads and abs as tight as possible. Breath nice and deeply.

Hold this position for a maximum of 10 seconds squeezing as strongly as possible. Then relax and repeat for a total of 3 repetitions.

The key is to squeeze all the above mentioned muscles as tight as possible while still breathing maximally for 10 seconds – not to just hold the position as long as possible.

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Alex Eatly
Dr Alex Eatly is a Sports Chiropractor holding a Masters of Chiropractic from The Welsh Institute of Chiropractic. Recognised as one of the premier chiropractors in the North West, Alex has established a reputation for fast effective pain relief, injury rehabilitation and performance enhancement by combining not only Chiropractic but also his experience and knowledge in Physiotherapy, Sports Injury Therapy, Dry Needling (Acupuncture), Active Release Techniques, Personal Training, Strength and Conditioning, Functional Movement Screening, Instrumented Soft Tissue Mobilisation and Sports Injury Rehabilitation.
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Dr Alex Eatly is a Sports Chiropractor holding a Masters of Chiropractic from The Welsh Institute of Chiropractic. Recognised as one of the premier chiropractors in the North West, Alex has established a reputation for fast effective pain relief, injury rehabilitation and performance enhancement by combining not only Chiropractic but also his experience and knowledge in Physiotherapy, Sports Injury Therapy, Dry Needling (Acupuncture), Active Release Techniques, Personal Training, Strength and Conditioning, Functional Movement Screening, Instrumented Soft Tissue Mobilisation and Sports Injury Rehabilitation.

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