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Side Plank

Lie down on one side and get fit as you do it! With a side plank, you can stare out your opponents from sideways on as you support yourself on your forearm and work your muscles. Your body will thank you – with toned obliques and a smaller waist!

How to train

  • Lie down on your side and support your bodyweight on your elbow
  • Other arm should be on hip
  • Elbow should be positioned vertically underneath the shoulder
  • Lower back should be slightly hollow
  • Raise hips upwards in a vertical motion
  • Glutes should be tensed

What to look out for

  • The same number of repetitions should be performed on each side for balanced training
  • Hips should not be placed back on the floor between repetitions

What you’ll train


  • Oblique abdominal muscles


  • Abdominal muscles
  • Spinal erector