Alternating Side Plank Exercise Guide
Alternating Side Plank is a bodyweight exercise that works your triceps, deltoids, obliques, rear deltoids, front deltoids and side deltoids.
Alternating Side Plank is a great moderate move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your arms, core, shoulders, upper body and waist.
It requires no equipment to do.
How to do Alternating Side Plank
From a full plank position, shift your weight over to one side and rotate your body so that you can raise your arm. Return controlled to plank and repeat on the other side.
Learn how to do alternating side plank from this step-by-step illustrations:
The muscles used for alternating side plank may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for alternating side plank are:
- Rear Deltoids
- Front Deltoids
- Side Deltoids
- Upper Pecs
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|Type(s)||Bodyweight, Calisthenic, Strength|
|Muscles Worked||Triceps Brachii, Deltoids, Obliques, Lateral Deltoids, Anterior Deltoids, Posterior Deltoids, Pectoralis Major|
|Location||At Gym, At Home, Outdoor|
|Target muscle(s)||Triceps, Deltoids, Obliques, Rear Deltoids, Front Deltoids, Side Deltoids|
|Synergyst muscle(s)||Upper Pecs|