The following is a blend of two oft performed exercise techniques.
Step 1 is being able to simply execute a side plank to awaken, activate and engage the other non-AB 360 degrees of your true core. This will create a more stable state to perform our movement throughout the day.
More stability. More balance. More strength. Less chance of injury.
Step 2 is to add this variation of the old school “clam,” WHILE keeping the core engaged. Marrying the two will translate to enhanced movement patterns throughout your daily routine; whether that be during training or just general movement as you navigate the day to day activities.
If you expect that body to continue to perform without a hitch (ESPECIALLY as we age), pay it some well deserved attention and watch it pay dividends on a performance and enjoyment basis.
Get after it. You know how it goes…use it or lose it. DON’t LOSE IT!