These past six weeks, I focused on some simple and some difficult core development exercises. I hope you have kept up and trying out some of these awesome movements. If you haven’t tried them, then skip to the bottom of my blog and on the right-hand side you’ll see recent posts. However, I feel confident you will get plenty from this one exercise to build a great standalone plank workout.

This next exercise is a doozy and probably one that will push you beyond regular planks. If you have a little muffin top or some love handle issues, then this exercise is going to take care of business.

Plank Workout Exercise: Side Planks

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With your leg together, lie on one side with your left elbow bent 90° and forearm placed away from you on the floor. Pop your hip up to the ceiling and point your free arm toward the ceiling. Keep your body straight from your ankles to your shoulders. Train both sides equally, so start with your weakest side.

Plank Workout Exercise for Beginners

Start by stacking your legs and bending your knees. Support your weight on your knees to your elbow. This change makes it so much easier, but not simple.

Plank Workout Exercise for Intermediate

Stick with the recommendations or try to support yourself on an extended arm and not your elbow.

Plank Workout Exercise for Advanced

Lift your top leg and hold. Or, repeatedly lift your top leg.

How Do You Do Your Plank Workout

Have fun with this week’s routine. I challenge you to attempt the side plank for 1 minute on each side. If you can answer the challenge and complete it, leave a comment, and I’ll send you a free gift. No strings attached.

Till next week,

 -Dale L. Roberts, One Jacked Monkey, LLC

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You should consult a qualified medical professional before starting this or any other health & fitness program. As with any exercise or diet program, at any time you if experience any discomfort, pain or duress of any sort, stop immediately and consult your physician. The creators, producers, participants, advertisers and distributors of this program disclaim any liabilities or losses in connection with the exercises or advice within this blog. Thoroughly inspect any equipment or workout area as free of danger, flaw or compromise, ahead of use. The user assumes all responsibility when performing any movements contained in this blog.