Modified Side Plank

The modified side plank is a variation of the plank that improves spinal stability and strengthens the core with an emphasis on the obliques. Performing the exercise from the knees allows provides an easier option for those with beginner-level strength.


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    Lie on one side with your knees on the floor and bent to 90 degrees.
  2. Modified Side Plank
    Using your elbow, prop your hips up, balancing on your stacked knees. Make sure to keep your abs tight the entire time. Your body should form a straight line from your knees to your shoulder as you hold this position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Press forcefully through your elbow to raise your body.
  • Squeeze your abs and glutes to keep your body stabilized.
  • Keep your neck in line with your spine and don't raise or drop your head.