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How To Do A Side Plank

Instructional Video

 

Written Instructions

  1. Lay on your side with your legs extended out. Prop yourself up onto your forearm closest to the ground. The elbow should be directly under the shoulder.
  2. Place your top leg on top of the bottom leg so that only one is resting on the floor.
  3. Making sure your body is in a straight line, raise your hips so that only your bottom foot and forearm are resting on the floor. Have your top hand fully extended up.
  4. Focus on lifting your hips as high as you can whilst holding this position for as long as possible. Hips should be brought forward so that from head to toe is a straight path. 

Regression

Struggling to stay up in the side plank? Try the same movement with your arm resting on a raised surface. Make sure your elbow is directly under your shoulder and your body stays in a straight line.

Progression

Looking for more of a flamin' challenge? Try doing side plank elbow taps, adding in elbow taps to this movement can really help you get your sweat on.

 

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