How to do Plank Side Walk

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Difficulty: Hard

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: abs, shoulders, quadriceps


Make sure you have some space either side of you for this exercise. Start off in a Plank position with straight arms. Make your body as rigid as you can from your feet to your head to keep it in a straight “plank-like” shape side on. Do this by tensing your quads to lift your knee caps up your thighs, squeezing your glutes together, bracing your core and drawing your belly button up away from the floor, whilst at the same time pressing down into the floor with your hands.

Then step your left hand out to the side at the same time as stepping your left foot out the same distance. Then follow by stepping your right hand and foot across to meet your left. Move sideways to the left for 4 or 5 steps then change the direction and move back to the right.

Continue moving side to side whilst maintaining a good plank position for the duration of the exercise.

How to make Plank Side Walk easier

Build up to this by working through some of our easier Plank options of Plank with knees down, full Plank, Alternating Push-up Plank and Plank with Arm Lift.

How to make Plank Side Walk more challenging

Increase the intensity of this exercise by only having two points of contact with the floor with exercises such as Two-Point Plank, Crab Walk and Swipers.

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