The side plank is another core exercise you should always perform when trying to isolate your core. Performing the side plank still engages your entire mid section although people believe it only engages your oblique’s (on the side your laying)
- Start by laying on one side, place your elbow under your shoulder and one foot on top of the other.
- Lift your hips up by placing your weight onto your elbow and foot.
- Place your other hand flat on your hip, ensure your body is creating a smooth straight line from your shoulders down to your feet.
To ensure you are staying straight, make sure your hips don’t drop down towards the floor OR don’t push the hips up so they are above your shoulder. Perform on one side for X amount of time before switching and repeating on the opposite side.