Side Plank Exercise

Side Plank Exercise


Exercise type: alternative
Major muscle trained: rectus abdominis

Initial Position
• Lie on your right side with only your right forearm and the right side of your hips and legs touching the floor.
• Place your left hand on your left hip.
• Position your left leg on top of your right leg so they are even with each other.

Upward Movement
• Contract your core muscles to lift your hips straight up until your whole body is in a straight line suspended off the floor.
• Keep the outside of your right foot in contact with the floor.
• Do not allow your other body segments to sag forward or backward.

Downward Movement
• Allow your torso to lower to the initial position.
• Turn over to your left side for your next set and repeat the same movements with the outside of your left foot in contact with the floor during the exercise.

side plank exercise