Home Exercise – Beginner Side Plank Variation

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How to perform this exercise:

  • Start on the floor and come on to one side
  • Tuck both knees in and come onto your elbow
  • Ensure the elbow is directly under the shoulder
  • Initiate the exercise by coming onto the outer aspect of the bottom knee
  • As you lift the body up, kick the top leg straight in line with the hip


  1. Hand on the floor
  2. Hand on the hip
  3. Hand twisting and reaching directly up

Option: Use a cushion for the knee


  • Try to keep the head facing forward or to the hand, if doing the twisting variation
  • Avoid letting the hips or shoulder drop at the top of the exercise


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