Side Plank with Knee Tuck

The side plank with knee tuck strengthens the core with an emphasis on the obliques. The movement also demands hip control, balance, and coordination.


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    Lie on your side and position yourself on your bottom elbow and side of your foot. Lift hips in the air, forming a straight line from your ankles to your shoulders and brace your core.
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    While keeping your torso stable, raise your top leg. Then without changing the angle of your body, bring your top knee toward your chest. Pause and then return to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Make sure you push your hips forward.
  • Do not let the hips sag during the side plank.
  • Do not place your grounded elbow too high above your shoulder.