Today’s installment of movement tips is centered on the Bear Plank. The video above shows a few variations of this plank variation that is great for working on trunk stability.
Whether it’s for a functional core exercise, training the low back to resist extension and rotation, or working on shoulder and neck stability, the bear plank is another adaptable exercise for many different treatment and training goals.
This is one of the most common plank exercises we use in office. Usually, in your classic plank, the first move is for the low back to drop. Therefore making the exercise less effective, and possibly leading to low back pain. On the other hand, the bear plank allows the spine to stay in a more neutral position, making it a safer and more effective plank position.
Thanks for watching – Dr. Ryan Gavin, Chiropractor in Park Ridge IL
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