Side Plank with Leg Lift

The side plank with leg lift strengthens the core with a slight emphasis on the obliques. The movement also demands a high level of balance, stability, and coordination.

Step by step instructions

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Exercise Steps 1


Lie on your side and position yourself on your bottom elbow and side of your foot. Lift your hips in the air, forming a straight line from ankles to shoulders, and brace your core.

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Exercise Steps 2


While keeping your torso stable, raise your top leg without bending your knee. Do not let your hips drop. Return to starting position.

Mistakes and Tips

  1. Don't allow your hips to drop. Maintain a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles.
  2. Do not let your torso move or sway from side-to-side as you raise your leg.

Advanced Variations