perfect side plank

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Do a perfect side plank

perfect side plank

Today, Samantha Clayton wants to show you how to do a perfect side plank.

 

It’s a great total body move that especially works your core muscles.

First, she’ll show you a basic move and then she progresses to a more challenging variation.

Samantha Clayton, is fitness expert and a former competitive sprinter. She helps you achieve a healthy, active life.


Start out, lie on your right side, in a straight line from head to your feet. Rest up on your forearm. Notice how my elbow is directly underneath my shoulder, this angle is very important to ensure that you don’t put unnecessary stress on your shoulder and neck. Gently contract your abdominal muscles then lift your hips off the floor, maintaining the nice straight body alignment.

Keep your hips square and your neck in line with your spine. Hold for 20 to 40 seconds and lower. Try not to let your hips drop down during the move.

To increase the intensity of this core move simply challenge your balance and attempt to lift one leg up and hold all while maintaining the perfect alignment.

Now aim to do 10 reps per side.

You can also take a look at DiscoverGoodFitness for more fitness advice from Samantha.

Healthy Active Lifestyle guide

a perfect side plank – SportFoods

SportFoods Help

perfect side plank

Follow us Facebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinrssyoutube

Share your thoughts

Connect with us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterMore...

Bert April 6, 2018 Sport