Outdoor Side Plank

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The side plank is a beginner level core conditioning exercise.


Picture of Abdominals


The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.

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.

Exercise Instructions

outdoor side plank - step 1

Step 1

Start with your forearm on the ground, your shoulder over your elbow and feet stacked on top of each other.

outdoor side plank - step 2

Step 2

Try to maintain a straight line from your shoulder to ankle.

outdoor side plank - step 3

Step 3

Hold the position for the recommended length of time or until your are no longer able to maintain the straight line.