Side Planks - an alternative approach and troubleshooting

With diastasis recti, side planks working your external obliques is a key part in retaining a functional core. However, when you have diastasis doing a side plank (even on your knees) can be challenging as you whole core may be weak.

In the video below I have detailed an alternative approach to the side plank that provides you with more support so you can really concentrate on the muscles (your external obliques and deep core muscles) that you are meant to be working - not your back or shoulder.

Steps for an alternative side plank

Troubleshooting photos

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Good alignment
Good alignment

Issues with arrows
Issues with arrows

Red arrows are issues Green arrows where it should have been lined up Chin out of alignment Sternum and pubic bone not aligned

Side alignment on ground
Side alignment on ground

Good alignment
Good alignment

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