When Working Out Is Just Another Day at the Beach: Side Oblique Plank
Side Oblique Plank
When it comes to abdominal workouts, people often forget the muscles that flank their core. These are the muscles that help to give people that aesthetically desirable v-shape as well as internal protection of the spine. Without the obliques, bending ones torso or rotating it from left to right would be impossible.
One of the most effective ways to work the side obliques is through lateral plank raises. Lying down on one side I put my feet together keeping my legs straight and my upper body propped up on my forearm. My other hand is either resting on my hip or straight up in the air creating a T-shape. My hips are resting on the ground. From that position I raise my hips up in the air forming a straight line between my head and heels and tighten my abdominals at the top of the motion. If I want to intensify the exercise I’ll find a place on the ground that’s at an incline. That is the difference between the photos in the grass and the photos on the cement wall. I do 3 to 4 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions.
Things You’ll Need
1. A lovely beach
3. A towel (maybe one small for exercising and one large for after workout swim)
4. Water (you’ve got to stay hydrated)
And remember, like all Get Me Body posts, these workout routines are suggested exercises that have worked for me. I am not a trainer or a physician, so please consult either of those two professionals before attempting to do any vigorous workout regiment, especially if you are new to exercising. Stay active and stay inspired.