Exercise of the week! Side Bridge Twist Plank works both your rectus (6pack) and transverse (horizontal belt) abs, internal and external obliques (sides) and erector spinae (low back). You’ll find rather quickly that this exercise utilizes stabilizing muscles in your core, shoulders and lower body to help you balance! It may look easy, but don’t underestimate its difficulty; the goal is to maintain proper form and go through the movement slowly, so don’t worry about how many reps you can do.
- Start in plank pose on your toes.
Variation-knee plank. *Your range of motion will be limited because your knee will brush the mat.
- Maintaining balance-lift right hand and left leg off of the floor; bend elbow and knee while twisting.
- Hold for 1-2 seconds, return to the center and repeat with left hand and right leg= 1 rep.
The wider you place toes in a plank position-the easier the exercise becomes! Greater base of stability=more balance. Try this technique will this exercise and as you get stronger and your balance improves, bring your toes closer together.