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Side Plank, Multitasking Move, Side Plank Star, Leg Exercise

Multitasking Move: Side Plank Star

Looking for a move to target you shoulders, core, and legs? Give Side Plank Star a try. It's tough to balance at first, but once you start including this move in your strength training sessions, you'll gain stability and strength. I also love this exercise since it works the glute med, the muscle on the side of the pelvis, that is a great stabilizer when running.

To find out how to do this exercise

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  • Come into a plank position (top of a push-up), with your arms straight and your shoulders over your wrists.
  • Now roll over to your right side, so you're balancing on your right hand and the outside edge of your right foot. Flex both feet and lift your left arm straight in the air.
  • Keeping your spine lengthened and your abs engaged, lift your left leg up as high as you can. Then slowly lower it back to your bottom leg.
  • Do two sets of 10 repetitions on each side, but work up to doing 20 reps each side in a single set.
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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
These are great.
Advah Advah 8 years
Oooh I have severe balance issues when I try this pose! Need to work on it more..
Anais18 Anais18 8 years
Been doing this exercise for a long time, it's great :-)
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Oooh, I'm doing these! I've been incorporating planks into my routine and I've definitely seen an improvement in my core. These look killer, but I bet they work.
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