Do side planks and leg drops to burn calories

Try incorporating side planks and leg drops into your exercise regime to help increase the number of calories that you burn.

Performing side planks

You can perform side planks by lying on your right-hand side. Extend your legs and keep resting your feet and hips on the floor – one on top of the other. Your right elbow should be rested directly under your shoulder. Now ‘contract your core muscles and lift your hips and knees off the floor. Hold for as long as you can and then return to the starting position. Then do the other side and repeat’.

Performing leg drops

Begin by lying on the floor. Raise your legs over your hips at a 90 degree angle. Then gently lower your legs as low down as you can without touching the floor. Note that you should not lift your lower back. Now raise your legs back to the starting position. Repeat this exercise 10 times.

Experiencing discomfort?

Always stop if you experience any discomfort or pain and remember that the more fit you are, the more comfortable you will feel when exercising.

Consult your doctor

Always remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime or making intense changes to your current one – especially if you suffer from any medical conditions and for some reason are required not to place your body or yourself under any form of stress or strain.


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