This move strengthens much more than your core—it will help you strengthen your lower back to help prevent pain and injury.
We all want a strong core, but this move does much more than that. Side Plank Crunches work your obliques, glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and inner/outer thighs. Involving all of these muscles will help strengthen your lower back and spine, which means less injury from sudden movements and back strain.
Give this awesome move a try for 3 sets of 15-20 reps on each side.
Want more from Heather Wilson-Phillips? Check out her YouTube channel for other exercises to try out. Wilson-Phillips is a TV host and producer; a fitness and lifestyle coach; and owner at The Fitness Empire & Fierce N’ Fit Workouts. Skechers provided her shorts and shoes for this video.