The best exercise you’re not doing

This is a series on exercises that will give you the biggest bang for your exercise buck in and outside of the gym. Today’s exercise is side planks with breathing courtesy of Matthew Ibrahim.

You should do this because–  it’s hard to convince anyone to do side planks, however, if you suffer from lower back pain, this is the perfect exercise for you because it puts less direct stress on your spine while strengthening your mid-section.

Makes your everyday life easier because– any exercise the encourages you to breathe correctly will help reinforce  proper breathing in your regular daily activities.

Form tips –  Watch the video. Make sure your elbow is underneath your shoulder and your body is in a straight line.  Do 5 breathes on each side daily or as part of your warm up.


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