Iso Abs - Side-Lying

Iso Abs - Side-Lying

Difficulty level: Beginner | Muscle Group(s): Abdominals, Abductors, Core, Obliques, Shoulders | Modality: Stability

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  • Core stabilization and strength.
  • Shoulder stabilization.


  • Lie on the right side with elbows, shoulders, hips and knees in alignment and knees bent to 90°.
  • Before movement begins, optimal postural alignment is mandatory.
  • Place right elbow directly under the right shoulder for support.


  • Draw your lower abdomen inward toward your spine.
  • While maintaining the drawing-in maneuver, lift body up onto forearm and knee as shown.
  • Hold for 5-10 seconds (seconds may vary depending on individual abilities).
  • While still maintaining the drawing-in maneuver, lower to the floor.
  • Repeat recommended repetitions.
  • The cervical spine must stay in a neutral position!
  • Do not sacrifice form for more repetitions.