The side plank (sometimes called the transverse plank) is like the plank position, but it is done on your side. It still works your abs, but it really brings your obliques in, too.

side plank

Step 1: Start on your side, with your foot and leg against the floor. Prop yourself up on your forearm, which should be underneath your shoulder.

side plank

Step 2: Lift your pelvis into the air, putting your body in a straight line. Hold this position.

You can do this hold once per side, perhaps a 30-120 second hold each time. Or, for a slightly easier workout, you could do multiple reps per side, where each hold is only 10 seconds.

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