Side-plank ab workout - Advanced plank exercises - IMAGE - Women's Health & Fitness


Side plank hold

Jen Jewell demonstrates the side plank - waist-whittling move you can do at home.

1.    Begin in high plank position, abs engaged, keeping a straight line from your head to your heels.

2.    Keeping abs contracted, slowly transition from plank position to a right side plank. Rotate your body slowly, lifting your left arm off of the ground and placing weight through the palm of your right hand.

3.    As you rotate your body, reach straight up or over your head with your left arm, keeping your body in a straight line (your left foot stacked on top of your right to create this line), contracting your abs and pushing through the palm of the hand that is on the ground.

4.    Hold this motion for 30 seconds, contracting obliques throughout the entire exercise. Rest and repeat on the other side.

BONUS: Upper body workout – triceps and shoulders will be working overtime with your core in this waist-whittling move. Work it!

Photo credit: Jamie Watling Photography