Side plank (Isometric hold)

Side plank (Isometric hold)

What you should feel?? When performed correctly, you will feel the muscles on the side of your trunk working.


  • Laying on your side with your legs straight
  • Raise your hips off the ground and hold your body in a straight line
  • Ensure you stay steady and dont twist your hips
  • Ensure you are contracting the muscles on the side of the body closest to the ground
  • Continue holding for the agreed amount of time

Main muscles targeted:

  • Obliques
  • Core muscles

Main benefits:

A classic core exercise, the side plank is great to strengthen the obliques and internal core muscles in a controlled manner. If you maintain a neutral position there should be no issues. Sometimes using a mirror can help ive you feedback on your body position.