Duration required
Focus Area required
 s rest

Side Plank

Key Points:

  • On your side position your elbow under your shoulder.

  • Straighten your body and hold.

  • Hold for the desired amount of time.

Common Mistakes:

  • Positioning elbow too far up.

  • Hips caving down.

  • Torso not being straight.

Where you should 'feel it':

Primary Muscles:
Abs, Obliques
Secondary Muscles:
Shoulders, Glutes
Muscle diagram with the following muscles highlighted Abs, Obliques, Shoulders, Glutes

Similar Exercises

Starting on your side, position your legs on top of each other, then move your elbow to be underneath your shoulder and bent at 90 degrees.

Raise your torso up to have a straight body and hold. Tense your core to maintain a straight torso throughout. Repeat for the desired amount of time.

Avoid caving inwards, keep a straight back.

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