Primary muscles: Obliques
Secondary muscles: Core, shoulders
Equipment: No equipment
SIDE PLANK ROTATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Start in a side plank position, with your right shoulder over your elbow, your body in a straight line and reach your left hand toward the ceiling.
2. Twist your torso forward and slowly place your left arm under your body.
3. Repeat and then switch sides.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
When doing the side plank rotation, engage your core, tighten your abs and maintain your body in a straight line. Keep your feet stacked, maintain your elbow under your shoulder and breathe out as you slowly twist your torso and tuck your hand under your body.
The side plank rotation activates the deep abdominal muscles and helps to tighten and shrink your waistline. This exercise can help you improve balance, boost your endurance and increases core strength.
SETS AND REPS
Practice doing the side plank first. Once you’re comfortable with your form, advance to the side plank rotation and do 10 to 12 reps or 30 second sets on each side.
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the side plank rotation, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: