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Target Muscles: Core (Obliques, Abdominals & Lower Back) and Shoulders (Deltoids).
Form a side plank, supported on one elbow and with a dumbbell held in the other hand, arm straight up, as shown.
Then holding your plank position, bring the dumbbell down across and under your body. Keep your core tight and your hips up, then return the dumbbell to the start position.
Sets: 1-2 (each side)
An effective variation on the standard side plank exercise, which actually engages most of the major muscles groups. Easy to do at home if you have anything that can be used as a light to moderate dumbbell weight.