Not your father's side plank. Put some responsible juice in your core training with this one!
The Plate Side Plank with Rotations targets your core and shoulders. This is a great way to develop stability and endurance of the core to resist extension and rotational forces. The offset weight hold adds a new challenge to the core to have to work with the hips to stabilize versus diagonal forces during rotational movements.
Push your body away from the floor through your forearm. Keep your glutes engaged and your core short as if you're about to take a punch to the stomach. Avoid sagging into extension through your low back.
HOW TO USE:
Use this on a core focus day or paired with a grip intensive exercise like a chin-up or deadlift. Shoot for 2-4 sets of 6-12 rotations each side.
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