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Side Plank with Hip Abduction

Key Points:

  • On your side position your elbow under your shoulder.
  • Straighten your body and hold, then bring your leg outwards.
  • Bring leg back to start position and repeat for desired time.

Common Mistakes:

  • Positioning elbow too far up.
  • Hips caving down.
  • Kicking leg out.

Where you should 'feel it':

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

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. Raise your top leg upwards until you feel a stretch or tension in the outer thigh, then slowly lower back down. 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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