Bosu Side Plank with Leg Raise

Advanced Level of Difficulty

The Bosu side plank with the single leg raise is an advanced core exercise. This exercise targets both the oblique and gluteus medial muscles and would be suitable for advanced fitness levels only.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Obliques

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.

Equipment Used


Picture of Bosu

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 with leg raise - step 1

Step 1

Start in a side plank position on top of the Bosu. Make sure to keep your hips high and your core engaged.

bosu side plank with leg raise - step 2

Step 2

While maintaining a solid side plank, raise your top leg. Make sure to keep your top foot parallel to the floor or your toes pointing slightly towards the floor.

bosu side plank with leg raise - step 3

Step 3

Lower your leg back down to the starting position and repeat.