University Recreation


Plank, Side Bridge

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Obliques
Secondary Muscles: Abdominals, Low Back
Body Area: Core
Modality Types: Body Weight Body Weight
Equipment: No Equipment

Plank, Side Bridge

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Lay on side of body against the floor
  • Position upper leg on top of the lower leg, and keep knees locked
  • Slowly, left body up and put arm against floor at 90 degree angle and support body weight
  • With opposite arm, maintain balance by resting hand on upward facing hip
  • Keep back straight and oblique abdominals contracted
  • Hold position for 30-60 sec. or until fatigue
  • Be sure to keep core stable and contracted throughout exercise


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