Side Plank Leg Raise

Side Plank Leg Raise


This exercise involves starting in a side plank position and then raising one leg up towards the ceiling while maintaining the plank position. It targets the obliques and glutes while also engaging the core for stability.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Side Plank Leg Raise Instructions

  1. Start in a side plank position with your elbow on the ground and your feet stacked on top of each other.
  2. Engage your core and lift your hips off the ground, creating a straight line from your head to your feet.
  3. Once you are stable in the side plank position, lift your top leg up towards the ceiling while keeping your hips lifted.
  4. Lower your leg back down to the starting position and repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
  5. Switch sides and repeat the exercise on the other side.

Side Plank Leg Raise Form & Visual

Side Plank Leg Raise

Side Plank Leg Raise Benefits

  • Strengthens the core muscles
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Targets the oblique muscles
  • Increases upper body strength
  • Improves posture
  • Can help prevent lower back pain

Side Plank Leg Raise Muscles Worked

  • Obliques
  • Glutes
  • Hip abductors

Side Plank Leg Raise Variations & Alternatives

  • Side plank with hip dip
  • Side plank with knee tuck
  • Side plank with arm reach
  • Side plank with oblique crunch
  • Side plank with leg lift and hold