Exercise of the week – Side Plank

Plank and Side Plank

The plank and side plank are a great way to strengthen your midsection in a functional manner. Your legs and upper body all connect to your midsection; weakness here can lead to problems elsewhere. Instead of sit ups try this, it’s amazing how many people do this wrong. You have to tuck you tail bone under and get your lower abs working.

  • Start in Position A with your spine straight and your stomach muscles tight.
  • Hold this for 10 seconds
  • Slowly rotate onto your right side like picture B
  • Squeeze the bum on the right side and lift your hips up
  • Hold this for 10 seconds
  • Slowly rotate back into the middle like picture A
  • Hold this for 10 seconds
  • Now, slowly rotate to the left like picture B
  • Squeeze the bum on the left side and lift your hips up, job done.

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