Side Plank

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Side Plank

Exercise Description

Main Target Muscles

Abs

Secondary Target Muscles

Obliques, Shoulders 

Workout Type

Strength

Fitness Level

Intermediate

Compound/Isolated 

Compound

Power Move 

Push

Target Muscle Group: Core

Side Plank Overview

Plank is one of the most notable exercises that is a staple part of every exercise routine. It is an amazing way to perfect your posture, enhance balance body alignment, build core strength, and improve overall health. Side planks are a great way to build core strength and, more specifically, oblique strength.

There are several variations to the exercise that you can try to increase the intensity and add more challenge to your workout, such as

  • Simple planks
  • Forearm plank
  • Walking plank
  • Plank with side dips

How to Do it

You can choose to use a mat for this exercise. 

  1. Begin by lying on your back, one hand on the ground and one on top of the other.
  2. You can also rest your hand on your elbow if you wish.
  3. Keep your hips lifted until you are straight.
  4. For as long as you can, keep this position. You should feel this exercise in your abdominals and obliques. 
  5. Do the same on the other side.

Side Plank Tips

  1.  Don't let your midsection slide. Keep your spine straight.
  2.  To ensure that your technique is tight, do the side plank in front of the mirror!
  3.  Hold the plank for at least one minute. For greater intensity, hold the plank longer.

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