Side Plank Twist

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The side plank twist is a challenging core exercise that targets the abs and obliques. It is a great exercise to include in a core conditioning circuit.

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.

Picture of Abdominals

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.

Exercise Instructions


side plank twist - step 1

Step 1

Start in a side plank position with your feet stacked on top of one another and your elbow directly under your shoulder.

side plank twist - step 2

Step 2

Keep your hips high and your core engaged as you reach under your body.

side plank twist - step 3

Step 3

Rotate back to the starting position and repeat.