How do I perform a side plank?

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Wendy Batts
Fitness
When performing a side plank, begin by lying on your side with your feet and legs placed directly on top of each other. Place your forearm on the ground, keeping your elbow directly under your shoulder. Place the other hand on your hip. Next, draw in your abs and contract your glutes. Lift your hips and legs off the ground until your body forms a straight line from head to toe. Hold the top position for 3-5 seconds and then repeat. Perform this exercise for the desired number of sets and repetitions.
 
Lie on your side with your feet and legs placed on top of each other. Place your forearm on the ground with your elbow located directly under your shoulder. Draw-in your navel and contract your glutes. Lift your hips and legs off the ground until your body forms a straight line from head to toe, keeping your weight placed on your forearm and feet. Hold the top position for a few seconds then slowly lower your body to the ground.



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