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Side Plank

Toned flank

Coach's Tips

It's the best workout to create a toned side line. It's important to keep your waist straight so that it doesn't bend!

How to

Starting Position

1. Lie on your side with your legs straight and your bottom leg slightly in front of the top one. 2. Place your elbow directly underneath your shoulder and prop yourself up onto your forearm. 3. Lift your hips off the ground and support your body with your forearm and the side of your foot.

Proper Form

1. Hold this position for 10-30 seconds, or as long as you can maintain proper form. 2. Make sure your body is in a straight line from your head to your feet. 3. Engage your core and glutes to hold the plank.

Breathing Technique

1. Take a deep breath in and then exhale as you hold the side plank. 2. Keep your breathing steady and consistent.

Precautions

1. Make sure your elbow is directly underneath your shoulder. 2. Don_ allow your hips to sag or your body to curve. 3. Avoid arching your back or lifting your hips too high. 4. Don_ hold your breath during the exercise.

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