Side Plank, Intermediate

Picture of how to do the intermediate side-plank exercise
  • Lie on your side, and prop your upper body up on your elbow.
  • Keeping your legs straight, lift your hips off the floor and hold for 6 seconds. Build up to at least 30 seconds over time.
  • Rest for 30 seconds.
  • Repeat 3 to 5 times.
  • Switch to your other side and repeat steps 1 through 4.

Current as of: June 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

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