Today's Fitness Friday features the Side Plank.
About the Side Plank
The Side Plank with a banded hip abduction is a unilateral exercise that encourages core & lateral hip strength.
This exercise also strengthens the deep muscles of your lower back, to help with lower-back pain.
- Begin on your side with knees bent to ninety degrees, forearm flat on the floor with your elbow directly under your shoulder.
- Squeeze your core and glutes to lift off of the floor and form a straight line with your body.
- Once stable, lift your upper leg towards to the sky feeling the muscles in the outside of your hip engage.
- Hold this position for 20-30 seconds