Side Plank


  • Stand on your side, leaning against one elbow.
  • Place the foot of the top leg in front of the other foot.
  • Brace your core, and try to form and hold a straight line from your head to feet.


The side plank is a body weight exercise to strengthen your obliques. The exercise can be made more challenging by placing your elbow or feet on an unstable surface (such as a bosu ball, balance board, or in suspended rings).

Muscles Worked


  • Obliques

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