The weighted side plank is a great move to strengthen and tone your obliques, those ab muscles on either side of your torso. Here’s how to do this exercise with proper form:
1. Start in a side plank position on your right side.
You should be bracing yourself with your right forearm flat on the floor, hips elevated so your body is diagonal to the ground. Hold a dumbbell in your left hand, arm at your side, parallel to the floor.
2. Exhale and pull your abs toward your spine
This stabilises your torso. Slowly raise your left arm toward the ceiling. Lower your arm back down to your side.
3. That’s one rep.
Do 10 reps, then repeat on the opposite side.
Got that? Try it as a finisher after you get through these ab exercises.
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