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
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

Current as ofMarch 21, 2017

Current as of: March 21, 2017

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