Outdoor Side Plank Hip Raise

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The side plank hip raise is a core exercise that targets the obliques.


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 Shoulders


The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Exercise Instructions

outdoor side plank hip raise - step 1

Step 1

Start in a side plank position with your feet stacked up on top of each other.

outdoor side plank hip raise - step 2

Step 2

Lower your body down to the ground.

outdoor side plank hip raise - step 3

Step 3

Lift your body back up and fully contract your underside obliques.