Side Plank, Intermediate

Picture of how to do the intermediate side-plank exercise
  • Lie on your side, and prop your upper body up on your elbow.
  • Keeping your legs straight, lift your hips off the floor and hold for 6 seconds. Build up to at least 30 seconds over time.
  • Rest for 30 seconds.
  • Repeat 3 to 5 times.

Current as of: November 16, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Joan Rigg PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

Side Plank, Intermediate