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FCG: Week 12 Exercise Challenge: Side Laying Plank with Leg Raise

Need to double check if it's really week 12, if so, we are three months strong, way to go! Thank you all for joining and participating. It would be great to start seeing some more workout logs. Anything you do for a workout and want to share, please feel free to post. We are just here for support and ideas!

Ok, so I found another ab move since we are still in summer and I'm really starting to dig all the non-crunch ab moves this summer that have started to tone my stomach, who hoo!

Side Plank with Leg Raise
Side Laying Plank with Leg RaiseSide Laying Plank with Leg Raise

This was found on Women's Health No, it's not your computer, I caught the flash in action and thought it was a cool way to show the movement of the move, so here how it goes:

- Lie on your right side with your right elbow in line with your right shoulder
- Slowly lift your hips and torso so you are balanced on your elbow and feet
- Then raise your left leg and hold 30-90 seconds.
- Lower then repeat on left side.

If you aren't digging the elbow balancing, you can also do this with your arms straight and balance on the palm of your hand. It may be fun to do this move alongside a regular plank and a reverse plank (with your stomach to the ceiling). Try it out, let us know what you think! Enjoy! Stay happy and stay fit!!

mymaria mymaria 8 years 41 weeks
Cool, glad to hear you tried it out!
eaker eaker 8 years 41 weeks
Hmm, I tried these tonight and only managed 20 seconds before I crumpled into a heap. I tried them again later when I got home and managed to hold it for a bit longer. Tough stuff!
mymaria mymaria 8 years 41 weeks
Oooh, I did these tonight and LOVED them! I only lasted 30 seconds, I'll try again day after tomorrow and shoot for a min :) Good luck everyone!
eaker eaker 8 years 41 weeks
I used to do these all the time! I think I stopped because my berber carpet was tough on my elbow. I'll definitely try to incorporate them this week.
JennaV JennaV 8 years 41 weeks
Planks are KILLER and then you throw in a leg raise....I am freaking out just thinking about it :rotfl: