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Iso Abs-Side Lying

Iso Abs-Side Lying

What is it?

  • The Iso Abs-Side Lying is a beginner exercise that stabilizes the CORE muscles and shoulders.

 

Who should perform it?

  • Healthy exercisers with good shoulder stabilization should also have good CORE, hip, and lower body flexibility before performing this exercise.

 

Getting Started:

  • Lie down on the right side of the body. Prop yourself up on the right elbow keeping it beneath the shoulder.
  • Bend the knees at a 90 degree angle. Keep the major joints (shoulders, knees, hips) aligned.

 

Performing the Exercise:

  • Suck in the tummy drawing the bellybutton towards the spine.
  • Slowly lift the body off the floor until the hips are in line with the shoulders. Hold this position for 10-15 seconds or as long as good form can be maintained.
  • Slowly return the body to the floor. Pause briefly and repeat the exercise for the desired number of repetitions. Then switch to the opposite side and repeat.

 

Be Safe!

  • Be sure to maintain proper alignment.
  • Keep the tummy pulled in throughout this exercise. If any pain or instability is experienced during this exercise, stop immediately.

 

Exercise Aliases:

Side Lying Iso Abs from Knees, Side Iso Abs, Side Iso-Abs with Crunch

 

Notes:

Muscle group does not include "Obliques," "Core," or "Abductors."

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