Side Plank

Exercise / Abs

How to Side Plank

Side Plank

Side Plank Benefits


  • Side plank are an effective core strengthening workout. It can help you strengthen and develop both upper and lower body muscles.
  • Being a multi-functional movement, this exercise targets not only your abdominal muscles but also the spine and buttocks. Plank strengthens and tightens your entire body, improves your posture and balance, reduces body fat and can help speed up your metabolism.


Muscles Worked in The Side Plank

Target - Obliques
Stabilizers - Gluteus Medius, Minimus
Stabilizers - Tensor Fasciae Latae
Stabilizers - Quadratus lumborum
Stabilizers - Psoas major
Stabilizers - Iliocastalis lumborum
Stabilizers - Iliocastalis thoracis
Stabilizers - Adductors, Hip
Stabilizers - Pectineus
Stabilizers - Gracilis
Stabilizers - Gluteus Maximus, Lower Fibers
Stabilizers - Latissimus dorsi
Stabilizers - Pectoralis major, Minor
Stabilizers - Levator Scapulae
Antagonist Stabilizers - Obliques
Antagonist Stabilizers - Iliocastalis lumborum
Antagonist Stabilizers - Iliocastalis thoracis
side plank muscles worked