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Side Planks

Side Planks | Nichole Mellison

Perform side planks as a variation on regular planks. These are beneficial in targeting the obliques and sides of your torso. Makes sense! Adding instability with the Exercise Star at your feet multiplies the degree of difficulty. It places 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 Exercise Star under your forearm, 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. It 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 12 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 Exercise Star

The inflatable Exercise Star offers almost limitless exercise options. It provides multiple hold positions for comfort and usability for seated, standing, and reclining exercises. With its low-rise and compact size, the Exercise Star ensures you stay in the most effective positions for better core exercising. The unstable surface makes ab exercises, back extensions, side bends, and planks more potent, so you achieve your fitness goals faster.

It's great for core strengthening, circuit training, stretching, water workouts, and much more!

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

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