If you have mastered planks, or just looking for a cool and challenging variation, look no further! In the below video, Chris Johnson of Zeren PT and Performance demoes a good variation that challenges your rotational stability. I prefer movement based planks to static holds as something often gets strained when you are trying to hold for record times.

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Dr. Tom Walters - Rehabscience on instagram demonstrates 9 exercises and lists another. These are all great and easy ways to use a loop resistance band. Check them out!


Many times, a simple variation or tactile cue can drastically change the effectiveness and feeling of a traditional exercise. In this variation, Chris Johnson of Zeren PT and Performance uses a lateral to medial pressure to act as a cue to enhance glut contraction and guard against knee valgus. Need help returning to running or sport? Contact us for a live or online consult!



Runners need strength and stability, not to mention symmetry and variability. But many of those are topics for a different post! To work on both strength and stability of your legs to accept load, try these lateral hip strengthening variations from my pal Chris Johnson PT of Zeren PT and Performance. If you need help returning to sport or running, contact us!



Straight leg raises combined with bridging are a great way to work on single limb loading, balance, and core stability. Add in the challenge of moving your arms without body perturbation and you've got a great variation. Video via my pal, Chris Johnson PT. Need help returning to running or sport? Contact us!