If You Want Your Waist to Look Lean and Toned, This Plank Variation Is a Must

Since abs are made in the kitchen, you've been committed to dialing in your diet, and you can already see your belly fat diminishing. To reveal lean, toned, and defined ab muscles, this side plank variation is a must-do move. As a bonus, it also works your lats, the back muscles underneath your bra.

  • Begin in a side elbow plank on your right side with straight legs and your feet stacked.
  • Inhale and lower your pelvis to the floor, so your right hip hovers just off the floor.
  • Exhale and press up through your right waist to lift your pelvis and return to side plank. Pull your right shoulder blade down your back to stabilize your shoulder.
  • This completes one rep.

Add this side plank variation to your ab routine, or try it in this 30-minute ab and butt circuit workout. Want to make it even more challenging? Put your feet in a TRX or hold a light dumbbell in your raised hand.