Core Training Series Part 1 – Side Plank

Summer  is approaching, and that means everyone wants to train their “abs.” The core, which wrap around the mid-section, is vital to train more than the rectus abdominus. We’ll do a short series of photographs to give you some new ideas on how to train your mid-section.

First exercise, side plank:

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This exercise strengthens and stabilizes the obliques, shoulder blade and upper body muscles.

To perform: Sit on your side, and place your bottom hand under the shoulder. Slowly, life the body-weight up and off the floor. Place the top leg in front and hold for 20 seconds and repeat on the other side. Once 20 seconds becomes effortless, increase up to 30 then 45 seconds respectively.

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