In today’s routine, we’ll will be working our obliques and front abs seamlessly in one unique exercise, the Side Cross Plank. Find yourself a mat and lay it on a flat surface. Get yourself in side plank position, with your right elbow on the floor, acting as support for your entire body-weight. Your left arm will be pointing straight up.
Start by raising your left leg up while bringing your left arm down (to your side). This is a side crunch, helping to work your obliques. Then bring your leg laterally in front of you while attempting to touch your left foot with your left hand. This movement helps work your front abs. Next, lay back slightly and with the same left hand, attempt to touch your right foot (this works your left obliques). Then rest your left elbow on the floor and use it as leverage to do a left toe-touch with your right hand (this works your right obliques).
Do about 50 seconds on your right elbow, then with no break, switch position onto your left elbow and do another 50 seconds. Only then do you get to take a 10 second break. This is one SET. Do another 9 sets, for a total of 10 sets and then stretch for about 2 to 3 minutes to relax your muscles.
– Side Cross Plank: 50 Sec on Right Elbow
– Side Cross Plank: 50 Sec on Left Elbow
10 Sec Break
REPEAT 9 more times for a total of 10X