02/28/2014 02:42 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Move of the Day

Move of the Day: Side Plank With Leg Lift

Incorporate this move into your regular exercise regimen or just take a few minutes to give it a try. Each day will be a different move so you can perform each exercise back to back (forming a routine) or individually. By implementing these moves into your daily routine you will begin to see noticeable changes in your body and an improved mental focus!

  • Improves core strength and shoulder stability.
  • Burns fat while toning the entire body.
  • Increases strength in hips, which can help to relieve low back pain.
  • Defines abdominal muscles.
  • Improves posture.

How to do it:

  1. Come onto your side with feet stacked on top of one another and elbow directly below shoulder.
  2. Lift hips off the ground and extend top arm directly above shoulder. Once you have found stability, lift top leg up. Keep your core engaged and maintain a straight back the entire time.
  3. Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute each side. Try to include this move into your daily routine.