The side plank is a great exercise for strengthening the obliques and the entire mid section. The obliques muscles have a major role in the stabilization of the entire body and the core. Because of these the developing of their strength must be priority for all who want to prevent their selves from back injuries and gain stability and power in all compound free weight movements.
Lie on side on a mat. Place your forearm perpendicular to your body with your elbow right under your shoulder. Place the upper leg right on the top of lower leg and straighten knees and hips. Raise your hips until your body forms a straight line from the ankles to your shoulder. This is the starting position.
Hold this position for the recommended time and don’t hold your breath. Breath on equal intervals during the entire set. Repeat at the other side.
- Keep your shoulder right above your elbow.
- Don’t allow your pelvis to go down.