Exercise Swaps – Bored? Hurt? Switch It Up!
I like the side plank quite a bit, and there are a ton of variations you can do to make it easier/harder, but, a lot of my clients have issues with them hurting their shoulders. A lot of them would rather go through the pain so they can do the exercise, bc abs, but it really boils down to not knowing a good replacement.
If you’re wanting to hit the obliques and have side plank shoulder issues, take the suitcase carry for a ride.
Why its a good substitute:
-still works obliques
-works on grip strength
-can be great for metabolic conditioning
-one of the few exercises you can put heavy load on the obliques with safely
How to perform:
-brace core and pick up weight
-while maintaining upright posture walk with the weight for (X) distance
-stay square the entire time
-switch hands and repeat
Im in the camp that thinks loaded carries should be a staple of a good program anyway, so this swap was perfect! If anything you will be a pro at getting the groceries with one hand ;)
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