In the 60s this would have been a dance

Today, it’s a workout for your abs:

Rebecca Black does the side plank

What’s going on here? This:

My girl @msrebeccablack killing it today with her side plank variations. The SIDE PLANK primarily works muscles in your CORE. It strengthens abdominal and back muscles, particularly the transversus abdominis, rectus abdominis, obliques and quadratus lumborum. It also hits the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus in the hips, as well as the adductor muscles located in the inner thigh.

If you’d heard of this before, you’re a step or three ahead of me.


  1. fillyjonk »

    11 August 2017 · 5:28 pm

    Am now wondering if “The Side Plank” would be a number for a doo-wop group (early 60s) or a mop-topped set of Beatles wannabees (mid-60s)…

  2. CGHill »

    11 August 2017 · 5:52 pm

    I see it as pre-British Invasion soul. Major Lance could have done it. (Instead, he did “The Matador.”)

  3. fillyjonk »

    11 August 2017 · 6:01 pm

    Yup, I can see it :)

    I don’t think I had ever heard that one before but it is very much of the style.

  4. ETat »

    11 August 2017 · 6:45 pm

    Not only I heard of this before, I practice it twice a week at Pilates class, 15 yrs for now.
    I mean the side plank – what did you think?

  5. McG »

    11 August 2017 · 6:56 pm

    “Come on, baaaaaby, let’s do the side plank!”

  6. neal »

    11 August 2017 · 7:47 pm

    Try it without spilling your beer, like a boss.

  7. McG »

    11 August 2017 · 10:47 pm

    Hold my what?

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