Bosu Side Plank Hip Raises

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The Bosu side plank hip raise is an intermediate core exercise. This is a challenging exercise that targets the obliques and requires core strength and stability in order to be done properly.


Picture of Obliques


Many people put a lot of focus on working their abs but forget their surrounding neighbors; the oblique muscles. Obliques serve as stabilizers, and are used in almost every physical activity. Exercising your obliques should be a very important part of your workout program.

Picture of Glutes


Gluteal Muscles (Glutes) are one of the strongest muscles in the body and are the connecting point between your legs and back muscles. Glutes are used in a variety of actions from moving the leg to extending and rotating the hip, as well as extending and rotating the trunk of the body.

Equipment Used

Picture of Bosu


The BOSU balance trainer stands for "Both Sides Utilized" and is most often used for balance training, various athletic drills and aerobic activities.

Exercise Instructions

bosu side plank hip raises - step 1

Step 1

Start in a plank position with your arm placed across the center of the Bosu and you shoulder lined up over top of your elbow.

bosu side plank hip raises - step 2

Step 2

Make sure both feet are stacked on top of each other and your shoulders and back are pulled back and straight.

bosu side plank hip raises - step 3

Step 3

Raise your hips up and down with full control for the recommended number of repetitions or until you can no longer maintain proper form.