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The Reverse Side Plank/Bridge: An Alternate Exercise for Core Training

Tvrdy, Douglas PT, DPT, CSCS

Section Editor(s): Dawes, Jay PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Strength & Conditioning Journal: April 2012 - Volume 34 - Issue 2 - p 86–88
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31824e4eab
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SUMMARY: THE SIDE PLANK/BRIDGE IS AN EXERCISE COMMONLY USED IN CORE STABILIZATION TRAINING PROGRAMS. HOWEVER, STRESS PLACED ON THE GLENOHUMERAL JOINT MAY CAUSE PAIN AND LIMITS THE BENEFITS OF THIS EXERCISE FOR SOME INDIVIDUALS. THE REVERSE SIDE PLANK/BRIDGE MAY MINIMIZE THESE ISSUES AND ENHANCE CORE DEVELOPMENT.

Madonna Therapy Plus, Lincoln, Nebraska

The Exercise Technique Column provides detailed explanations of proper exercise technique to optimize performance and safety.

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COLUMN EDITOR: Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

is a staff physical therapist at Madonna Therapy Plus ProActive.

© 2012 National Strength and Conditioning Association