A fat-burning version of the traditional forearm plank, Plank Hip Dips (with hip rotation!) strengthens your abs, obliques and lower back, whittling your waist as a result.
By targeting those oblique muscles of your core, you’ll experience increased flexibility in your back, shoulders and hamstrings.
Begin by starting in a Downward Facing Dog (stacking your shoulders in line with your wrists, keeping your hips in line with your knees, tucking your toes, lifting your knees off the floor and taking your hips into the air).
If almost entirely dropping down to your mat bothers your lower back, feel free to make “mini-movements” instead. Do this by only slightly tilting each of your hips down and returning to forearm Plank Pose.
For an added challenge, assume the initial forearm Plank Pose and lift your body into Side Plank Pose (do this by lifting your hips off the floor until you’ve created a straight line with your body). Now slowly lower your hips, not allowing them to touch your mat and proceed to lift them back up. Repeat this movement 5-10 times on either side and you’ll really start to feel the burn!