Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Work your Obliques with Side Planks

Everyone wants those abs and it's no wonder why. However, the best abs require work on all the ab muscles (front, side, lower back). And so today, I am taking some time out to make sure you are incorporating oblique workouts (side abs) in your routine.

One great obliques exercise is the side plank. How does this work? 
  • Lie on your right side with your left leg stacked over your right. 
  • Lift your waist off of the floor balancing on your right elbow. Keep that elbow under your shoulder.
  • Lift your left arm up so your left palm is directly above your left shoulder. 
  • You can stack your legs like I'm doing or put one leg in front of the other to make it easier. 
  • Keep your waist lifted (not sagging). Abs tight.
  • Try to hold for 30 secs to 1 min on each side.
  • Smile!
Cheers Eights & Weights!

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