Wall Plank Mistake That Leads to Shoulder Pain

In this video, I wanted to go through a common mistake that I see people make relating to the Wall Plank, leading to shoulder pain and injury.

Wall Plank Mistake That Leads to Shoulder Pain

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I had Alix demonstrate it.

Wall Plank Position Mistake

Wall Plank Position Mistake

In the image above, Alix moves into a Wall Plank position with the common mistake that people make; the arms are too high, putting a lot of stress on the shoulders and collar bone. This unnecessary stress leads to irritation, injury and pain.

We want to do the Wall Plank position properly.

We need to have the elbows and forearms below shoulder height. By doing this, the shoulder blade muscles pick up the work and less stress is placed on the shoulder joint.

Proper Wall Plank Position

Proper Wall Plank Position

There you go! Next time you do the Wall Plank, make sure you are not making that mistake and your shoulders will be happy for it.

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Rick Kaselj, MS