The Side Plank
Previously, we looked at the Plank. Today we will take it a step further and we are going to cover the Side Plank. This exercise is excellent for strengthening the obliques, which are your side abdominal muscles.
Begin by lying on your right side. Place your right elbow and forearm on thefloor. Tighten your abs. Push up until your shoulder is over your elbow. Keep your body in a straight line – feet, knees, hips, shoulders, head aligned. Only your forearm and the side of your right foot are on floor (feet are stacked). Hold this position for 10 seconds, to start. Then relax. Repeat five to ten times. Switch to you left side and repeat.
If this exercise is too difficult, balance on stacked knees (bend knees and keep feet off floor) instead of your feet.
In this section, you will find a collection of various exercises as well as tips and information on proper form.