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Side Planks

Side Planks | Nichole Mellison

Perform side planks as a variation on regular planks. Thse are beneficial in targeting the sides of your torso. Makes sense! Adding instability with the AbStar Core Trainer at your feet multiplies the degree of difficulty as well as placing your body closer to parallel to the floor, which increases the difficulty of working against gravity. An even more advanced side planks exercise places the AbStar AIR under your forearms, but please master this one first. Focus on maintaining stillness and breathing normally. Side planks are a great addition to front and back planks to work your whole core.

Watch Nichole for proper form. The instability at her feet makes the exercise far more difficult than regular side planks and challenges her core to adjust to an ever-changing center of gravity. This exercise is advanced, but something to work toward.

About Nichole Mellison

Nichole has been a successful personal trainer in the Los Angeles area for over 9 years. She is a WBFF Bikini Pro Fitness Model and the owner of a mobile personal training business, Workout on Wheelz. Nichole specializes in senior fitness, private one-on-one training, and competition prep.

About the AbStar Core Trainer

The first AbStar product, the inflatable AbStar Core Trainer, is incredibly safe, versatile and effective. With its innovative, patented star design, integrated, anti-slip base, compact size, and low, ten-inch height, the AbStar Core Trainer offers awesome exercise options. It provides multiple hold positions for comfort and usability with seated, standing, and reclining exercises. Perform awesome ab crunches, back extensions, chest pumps, inner thigh squeezes, and scores of other exercises. It's great for core strengthening, circuit training, stretching, water workouts, and much more! Click here to learn more.

Disclaimer: Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise or nutrition program. The opinions contained herein are the opinion of the author only. Use at your own risk.

 

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