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This side-lying plank kick will get your hips, glutes, and obliques firing in a major way.
How to do it: Lie on your right side with both knees bent and feet flexed. Prop your upper body up with your right elbow and bend your left arm into 'on guard', both hands in fists. Keeping your hips stacked, lift your left leg up, bending your knee into the left elbow. Next, push out through your left heel and extend your leg into a side kick (at hip height) while you simultaneously lift your right hip up off the floor, pressing down through your right elbow and lifting up through your right side. Bend your left knee back into your elbow as you lower your right hip back to the floor. Repeat 15 times with the left leg, 15 times with the right.
Bonus tip: Avoid straining your supporting shoulder by making sure your bottom elbow is lined up directly under the shoulder joint before lifting your hips off the floor.
Try this Pilates and kickboxing-inspired circuit for strong, defined abs
Try this Pilates and kickboxing-inspired circuit for strong, defined abs.
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