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Side Plank

  • Intermediate
  • Body weight
  • Full Body

Setup instructions

1) Get in the side plank position - start on all fours and extend your legs back behind you. Put your arms directly under your shoulders. Shift the weight to your left side and twist your body towards the ceiling - this will cause your right arm to come off the floor. Your legs, hips and shoulders should all be aligned.

Perform instructions

1) Hold this position until the end of the timer.

Health benefits

Strength

Skills

Balance · Coordination

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