Why getting on your side plank can help you achieve a tighter and smaller waistline. Get the 411 on perfecting the pose.
Getting in side plank position works the deep abdominal muscles (obliques, transverse abdominus) which other ab excercises may not target as effectively.
Achieving the pose: lie on your left side with your knees straight. Prop your upper body up on your left elbow and forearm. Raise your hips until your body forms a straight line from your ankles to your shoulders. Hold this position for 30 seconds. Turn around so that you’re lying on your right side and repeat.