This is an easier version of the plank.
This is a good alternative plank strengthening exercise, especially after a knee injury as there is no pressure or strain on the knees holding in this position when the core or glutes and hamstrings are still weak.
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This exercise can be the precurser to a plank. It engages the glutes, core, and deep abdominals. The back has to be straight and the head aligned. It’s harder than it looks to keep the back in line and shoulders down and not curve the back upwards when raising and holding the hover position.
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Prawns and smoked salmon on a bed of leaves with cucumber, olives, tomatoes and avocado.
A light dressing of creme fraiche and herbs.
Smoked salmon and prawns are both goods ources of Omega 3 fatty acids and unsaturated fat. Unsaturated fats can help improve your blood cholesterol levels when you eat them in place of saturated orctrans fats. Omega 3 can reduce inflammation and reduce risk of heart disease.
Lie on your side
Tie the band into a loop on one end and attach it around your foot.
Lengthen through the top hip.
Draw your leg in
Then back and straight
and bring it back with control.
The better the leg position when straightened in line with the body and slightly back, the more you will feel the effect in your glutes of this exercise.
Feet hip width apart, Raise your bottom up into bridge,, lift your leg up, making sure you don’t drop your hip.
You will see I dropped slightly more on one side than the other as that’s my weaker side at the moment.
Try to place your foot down gently.
You only need to do 2 lifts each time before you come down, relax and reset.
Amarinth microseed leaves, Samphire, organic salmon fillet, baby new potatoes.
New potatoes have a lower glycaemic index than baked potatoes. Low GI helps maintain blood sugar levels longer.
Samphire greens are great for iron.
Salmon is a good oily fish for Omega 3.
Microseeds and microleaves are hugely nutritious.
Strengthening the core, glutes and hamstrings.
With thanks to @bh_beyondhealth
With even the simplest exercise it’s important for the body to be correctly aligned for the exercise to be targeting the muscles properly.