Side Plank & Oblique Crunch
How to: Side Plank & Oblique Crunch
Primary Muscles Used:Abs, Obliques
Exercise Families:Trunk Rotation
- Start by lying lengthways on your left side along a yoga mat. Place your left forearm firmly on the floor, ensuring that your elbow is directly below your shoulder and that your forearm is parallel to (in line with) the short edge of your mat. Extend both legs and, using your obliques, gently raise your hips off the mat. Position your feet one on top of each other with your right arm extended above your head. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Exhale. While maintaining a straight back and stabilising through your abdominals, simultaneously bend your right knee, hip and elbow to draw your elbow and knee together.
- Inhale. Extend your right arm and leg to return to the starting position. Repeat half of the specified amount of repetitions or time, before completing the remaining repetitions or time on the other side.
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