Abs and Delt Blast

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:

  1. Lie on your left side, with your left forearm and left foot supporting you. Grasp a dumbbell in your right hand.
  2. Brace your abs and raise your hips off the floor. Raise the dumbbell up, but not directly overhead.
  3. 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.

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