Side Plank Rotations / Elbow Twists
- Lie on your side on an exercise mat.
- Fully extend your legs with one resting on top of the other.
- Place the hand from your top arm lightly on the side of your head.
- Bend the arm at floor level to 90 degrees. Your upper arm should be bent at the elbow, while your forearm is at 90 degrees. This is the start position.
- Lift your body off the ground and balance on your forearm and the side of your foot, while keeping your body in a straight line.
- Contract your abdominal muscles and relax your shoulders.
- Twist your body so that your elbow lowers towards the ground.
- Once the elbow is pointing to the ground, reverse the movement util you are back in the starting position.
- This completes one rep.
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Side plank rotations / elbow twists is a gym work out exercise that targets abs and obliques. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Plank shoulder taps / planks, lying leg raises / lifts and dead bug are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as side plank rotations / elbow twists. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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