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Side Planks are quite popular as a core exercise but may create lateral facet shear if the person performing it has a hypermobile lumbar spine (like me).

An alternative to the popular side plank is Dr. Stuart McGill's Side Squats. This exercise mimicks a squat, but changes your relationship to gravity so that your lateral stabilization muscles are working and there's less risk of shearing an already unstable lumbar spine.

Try it an let me know what you think!