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Move of the week part 7: side plank

Learn the seventh exercise in our eight-part weekly series of workouts: side plank.

With legs straight and stacked, extend your top leg upwards and hold for 10 seconds. Charles Crowell for The National
With legs straight and stacked, extend your top leg upwards and hold for 10 seconds. Charles Crowell for The National

Derryn Brown, a personal trainer at The Hundred Pilates Studio in Dubai, demonstrates the seventh exercise in our eight-part weekly series of workouts. Do this move alone or incorporate it into your own fitness routine. Go to www.thenational.ae/moveoftheweek, where we collect the workouts and post video demonstrations.

1 Start in a side-plank position with one arm, extended at the elbow, supporting the body's weight.

2 With legs straight and stacked, extend your top leg upwards and hold for 10 seconds.

3 Relax the leg down again, remembering to breathe and repeat five times on each side.

Top tip: Squeeze your abdominals and keep the core as steady as possible throughout for the best results.

To book a private consultation with Derryn Brown, visit www.derrynbrown.com

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