This is a great exercise to prepare your body for side plank, especially if you have trouble with holding the position. The side bridge helps to build muscle strength, as well as coordination. Here's how:
- Start sitting on your left side with legs almost straight and right leg crossed in front of the left leg. Inhale to prepare.
- Exhale, pull your abs to your spine and lift your pelvis off the floor, coming into a side plank. Really lift your bottom waist up. Pull your shoulder blade down your back so your shoulder stays away from your ear (this will work your lat too).
- Hold for five seconds. Lower your pelvis back to floor slowly and with control. Repeat a total of 15 times on each side. Do two sets.