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Side Plank, Beginner

Picture of how to do the beginner side-plank exercise
  • Lie on your side with your knees bent, and prop your upper body up on your elbow.
  • Raise your hips off the floor, and hold for 6 seconds.
  • Rest for 10 seconds.
  • Repeat 3 to 5 times.
  • Switch to your other side and repeat steps 1 through 4.

Current as of: July 1, 2021

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

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