Side Plank Basic

side plank basic

The side plank is actually a great exercise to do often! It will help strengthen your core, legs, and arms. That's almost your entire body! In one exercise!

I love the core strength that it provides, the most. Once you have mastered this basic side plank, we can move on to more variations. There are so many different levels of the side plank. The stronger you get, the easier each will be.

This is also a great exercise for balance. Since you will be balancing between your arm and your foot, you have to concentration and keep your core engaged, so you don't fall over in either direction.

 

HOW TO:

1. Lie down on your right side with your knees straight and your feet stacked, one on top of the other.

2. Prop up your upper body by holding yourself with your right elbow & forearm. Put your left hand on your left hip for balance.

3. Raise your hips until your body forms a straight line from your ankles to your shoulders.

4. Hold this position for 30 seconds, then lower your hips back to the floor.

5. Repeat this on the left side.

6. Smile! You have just accomplished another exercise!

 

 

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