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Side Plank, Intermediate


Picture of how to do the intermediate side-plank exercise

  1. Lie on your side, and prop your upper body up on your elbow.
  2. Keeping your legs straight, lift your hips off the floor and hold for 6 seconds. Build up to at least 30 seconds over time.
  3. Rest for 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat 3 to 5 times.
ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Last RevisedFebruary 15, 2012

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