Watch the video below to see a demonstration of proper form and technique for the side plank exercise. You can also check out some more abs exercise videos or find exercises for other muscle groups.
Instructions for Side Plank
To perform a set of side plank:
Lie on your right side with your elbow under your shoulder, trunk in a
neutral position and your legs fully extended.
Squeeze your obliques and push into the ground with the outside
of your right foot to raise your body off the ground. Your body should be supported by your right elbow
and right foot only. It is important to have alignment of your shoulders, hips, knees and ankles.
Continue squeezing your abdominals and keeping your legs extended for
as long as described or until you can no longer maintain the alignment of your body. If you are unable to
start in a neutral position, it is recommended to do an easier variation first.
Top position cont'd
Remember to breathe normally throughout the entire
Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have completed the desired number
of side plank repetitions.
This completes one set of side plank.