Side plank with a side crunch

Can you tell that planks are my favourite exercise? I find them the best for your abs and love doing all different variations. This exercise is a continuation from last weeks exercise which was a side plank with a leg raise. This side plank  is a great full body shaper. It engages your core, obliques, quads, shoulders, wrists and glutes.

Start by positioning yourself in plank position. Then place your right hand in the middle of your mat and push your hips up. Your body should be in a straight line from your head to your heels. Extend your left arm above your shoulder and look up at your left palm and start to lift your left leg bending your leg bringing your knee to your elbow.  Hold this pose for 30-60 seconds. If you find this exercise hard just do what you can. If this exercise is too difficult for you to hold you can come down on your elbow.  Do 8 on each side 2-3 sets.

If you are new to exercise please be careful and only do this exercise with a qualified fitness trainer. With any exercise the minute you experience any discomfort or pain stop immediately!





Published by daniatrapani

I believe in teaching, educating and making people aware of their health, diet and lifestyle choices. I encourage my clients to understand the importance of a healthy diet as well as a balanced lifestyle in order to achieve optimum results. Each of my clients is treated as an individual and I combine a mixture of nutrition and naturopathy to create a tailored health programme.

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