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Side Plank Tweaks If You Have Shoulder Pain

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Filed Under (Fitness, General) by Rick Kaselj



In this video, I wanted to go through a modification or a tweak that you can do if it’s painful or if you have shoulder pain when doing the side plank.

Side Plank Tweaks If You Have Shoulder Pain

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I get Donnalee to demonstrate the exercise.

Regular Full Length Side Plank

Regular Full Length Side Plank

With this side plank, a lot of people will report that it is painful on their shoulders and it bothers their shoulders. One thing that you can do is modify the plank.

The first modification that you can do is you lie on the ground on your side and cross your arms. Initially, you can lift your legs up and then you can come back down. That’s like a side plankSide Plank (1st Modification)

Side Plank (1st Modification)

The second modification that you can do is lifting the legs up and then lifting the upper body up as well and back down. Again, lifting the legs and lifting the upper body up and back down. That’s kind of a side plank.Side Plank (2nd Modification)

Side Plank (2nd Modification)

The negative thing with this is since you are doing a side crunch movement; it puts a little bit more stress on the lower back. If you have lower back issues, you need to be cautious of this modification. But you are helping one area like the shoulder and you put a little bit more stress on the other area like the back.

There you go! If you are having shoulder pain when performing the side plank, that’s a quick modification that you can do; lying on the side, crossing the legs, lifting the legs or even progressing to lifting the legs and the upper body.

Make sure to swing by ExercisesForInjuries.com. Enter in your injury or pain. There’s a good chance that I have an article, an interview, or a video that will help you overcome your injury or pain. Secondly, if you’re watching this on YouTube, head up above and hit subscribe. What that will do is every couple of days you’ll get a video like this where I talk about tips and tricks on overcoming injury or pain. Thirdly, head down below, hit like and leave me a question or a comment.

Lastly, if you are looking for a program to help you overcome shoulder pain, then check out Fix My Shoulder Pain program. It’s a program that will help you overcome your shoulder pain.

Fix My Shoulder Pain by Rick Kaselj

Take care!

Rick Kaselj, MS

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