WITH ITS ORIGINS IN YOGA, THE “SIDE PLANK” is a great way to build core stability and upper body strength. It’s easy enough for a beginner, but can be modified for even the most seasoned athlete. Great if you travel, ’cause it can be done anywhere. You need no special equipment.
>>the name originates from the position of the body, resembling a “plank” laid on its side.
TO PERFORM THE SIDE PLANK: Lay on your side, with the heels, glutes and elbow aligned. Your forearm should form a 90-degree angle with the floor. Your feet should be stacked on top of each other.
Slowly lift your body up, until you are forming a “plank” with the ground. Your body should be supported by your forearm and feet. Perform 3 sets of 30 seconds-1 minute each.
Focus on your abs, using them to stay balanced.
Advanced tooners, stay tuned… you’ll get some difficulty adjustments for this puppy next Monday.