In this training video Epic Fitness trainer Truman Wood explains how to perform a plank and then transition into a side plank from the gym at West 6th Tempe. The plank is an isometric movement that focuses on the entire core and whole body stabilizers. The side plank recruits both the internal and external obliques.
The keys on this movement are:
- Support weight on the toes and forearms
- Keep alignment through the head, back, hips, and legs
- Engage the core throughout the movement
- Slow controlled breathing
Aim to hold each position for at least 30 seconds and progress from there.