I fool around with different exercises from time to time to see if I can come up with different variations or different ways to load a particular exercise. But the exercise has to make sense. It has to have a purpose. I’m not doing it for the sake of doing something different just for the hell of it.
Here I came across a different way to perform your traditional side plank. The side plank is classified as a core stability exercise. It is used to train stability by resisting lateral flexion. By adding resistance from a low cable setting we can also add in some anti-rotation training. You will also get the benefits of training some scapular stability here also.