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Header fitness exercise "Side Plank with Side Crunch"

Side Plank with Side Crunch

Our partner LAUFMAMALAUF presents and explains the fitness exercise: “Side Plank with Side Crunch” with your Croozer!

Side Plank with Side Crunch on the Croozer bike trailer

The exercise “Side Plank with Side Crunch” is ideal for a well-defined waist and a strong core. Here’s everything you need to know, in a nutshell:

Who? For mother and baby
Where? Indoors or outdoors
How often? Depending on your fitness level: start with 8-10 repetitions per side (alternating), followed by a short break; then do another 8-10 reps
General information: Be sure to secure the wheels of your Croozer using the parking brake
Info for the mother: Focus on keeping your stomach and pelvic-floor muscles tightened during the exercise; keep your breathing even and calm

Fitness exercise "Side Plank with Side Crunch" on the Croozer kids trailer

The exercise

Starting position:

  • Position yourself in a side plank, resting your right hand on the front of the Croozer
  • Your right hand should be directly under your shoulder, and your arm in a vertical position
  • Your body should form a diagonal line from your feet to the back of your head
  • Stretch your left arm over your head
  • Keep your stomach and pelvic-floor muscles tight

The movement:

  • Bring the knee of your left leg towards the elbow of your left arm, then extend them again
  • When performing this movement, your left knee should point upwards, not forwards!
  • Do several repetitions; then repeat on the other side
    Easier version:
    Your right leg is bent, with your knee resting on the ground

Important reminders:

  • Keep your shoulders away from your ears
  • Keep your head in line with your spine

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