Abs and Delt Blast
The side plank with lateral raise works your core and shoulders together. If you have a good strong core already, side planks are a joke to you. But combine them with a lateral raise and both your shoulders and abs will be shocked – especially because you do not need a heavy weight for either.
How To Do It:
- Lie on your left side, with your left forearm and left foot supporting you. Grasp a dumbbell in your right hand.
- Brace your abs and raise your hips off the floor. Raise the dumbbell up, but not directly overhead.
- Go light. There is no need to ax out on weight. This is an isolation move requiring control.
Advantage: Every rep of the raise challenges your balance, making it harder to hold the side plank. Trying to control both movements makes this a tough and advanced exercise.