6-Pack Abs Workout
A Harder Core Challenge
Master the side plank to build better abs and keep back pain at bay
Side Plank with Feet on Bench
Lie on your left side with your knees straight. Prop your upper body up on your left elbow and forearm. Raise your hips until your body forms a straight line from your ankles to your shoulders.
Place both feet on a bench. Brace your core by contracting your abs forcefully as if you were about to be punched in the gut. Breathe deeply for the duration of the exercise. Hold this position for 30 seconds (or as directed). That's one set. Turn around so that you're lying on your right side and repeat.
This move has been excerpted from The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises by Adam Campbell.
This Move Works:
Abs, Core, Hips, Lower Back, Obliques