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High and low plank position
High and low plank position
6/29/10 3:42 PM
I'm in my fourth week of Insanity and I'm new to this website and I couldn't find a place to post this so I figured here might be the best place. I have an old shoulder injury from swimming in high school/first year of college and while doing things high/low plank position my shoulder occasionally gets a bit sore. I've done rotator cuff exercises but when I'm in the plank positions, it worries me because I don't want to re-injure my shoulder. So my question is; is there something I can do to replace the high/low plank position while still getting the same results? Up until now I've been pushing through and taking minor breaks to let my shoulder take a rest/leaning to my left side as to relieve some pressure. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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RE: High and low plank position
6/29/10 4:35 PM as a reply to Maximum808.
do you have trouble doing push-ups? plank positions are an easier alternative to push ups and you didn't mention that you have problems doing them.
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RE: High and low plank position
6/30/10 9:23 AM as a reply to Maximum808.
im really no expert but maybe try doing the exercise while standing up, or another type that will still work the same part of the body
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RE: High and low plank position
7/3/10 11:15 PM as a reply to LisaInsanity.
LisaInsanity:
do you have trouble doing push-ups? plank positions are an easier alternative to push ups and you didn't mention that you have problems doing them.


I can do push-ups but after a good amount my shoulder starts getting sore and takes a long time to recover. The last time I did a lot of push-ups, I was working out with a friend who was getting prepared for his physical training test for the military where he had to do 2/2/2 (2min of push-ups, 2min of sit-ups, and 2 miles). After doing the required 60 push-ups needed in the 2min, my shoulder became really sore and couldn't lift my arm past my shoulder without straining myself and it took a few weeks before I could do anything slightly straining with that arm. So far it hasn't been a big problem but there are times when I know I can keep going but the pain in my shoulder forces me to stop.
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