19 of the Best Exercises for Beginners to Try at Home

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Do side planks work?
The Side Plank primarily strengthens the obliques, which are located next to your abs on both sides of your body. However, this is a full-body exercise that also trains the muscles in your hips, chest and shoulders. ... However, this is a full-body exercise that also trains the muscles in your hips, chest and shoulders.

Side plank
How to do it: Lie on your left side with your legs straight and prop yourself onto your elbow. Brace your core and raise your hips until your body forms a straight line. Hold this position while breathing deeply. Roll over and repeat on the other side.
Why: Excellent for targeting a small muscle in your lower back, the quadratus lumborum. Strengthening it is crucial for spine health and will help you avoid the notorious beginner's back pain. Diamond-cut obliques are a bonus.

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