Couch Side Plank

So there you are, laying on the couch feeling unaccomplished and lazy. Then it hits you! You're a proud member of the hip.fit community- ain't nobody got time for slackers! You can incorporate a micro-workout right there on the couch! With perfect form, it improves spinal stability as well as upper body core strength with an emphasis on the oblique muscles. And the best part is, you don't even have to leave the couch.


You may want to practice this from the floor first to learn the proper body mechanics on the most stable surface. Begin by laying on your side and stacking your feet. Raise up onto one elbow, keeping it directly beneath your shoulder and elevate your hips. Your ribs, abdomen, hips and knees should be in alignment. Hold for 30 seconds, then lower your body, rest and repeat on the other side.

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