Side Plank Tweaks If You Have Shoulder Pain

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

Side Plank Tweaks If You Have Shoulder Pain

 

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I had Donnalee demonstrate the exercise.

Regular Full Length Side Plank

Regular Full Length Side Plank

With this side plank, many people find that it is painful on their shoulders. One thing that you can do is modify the plank.

The first modification that you can do is to lie on the ground on your side, and cross your arms. Initially, you can lift your legs up and then lower back down.Side Plank (1st Modification)

Side Plank (1st Modification)

The second modification that you can do is lift your legs up, then lift your upper body up as well, and lower back down. Again, lifting the legs and lifting the upper body up and back down. Side Plank (2nd Modification)

Side Plank (2nd Modification)

Since you are doing a side crunch movement, you will be putting a little more stress on your lower back. If you have lower back issues, you need to be cautious of this modification. However, you are helping the shoulder.

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 your side, crossing your arms, lifting your legs or even progressing to lifting your legs and upper body.

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Take care!

Rick Kaselj, MS