Basketball players of all levels can benefit from adding Side Plank to their warm-up regimen. This basic drill helps to activate core muscles and hips providing basketball players with the stability they need while they dribble and shoot. To do a Side Plank, lie on your right side with your legs straight and feet stacked on top of each other before lifting your hips off the floor. Support your weight on your elbow and the side of your right foot for 25 seconds, then switch sides for another 25 seconds. With regular practice, basketball players can see significant benefits from this simple drill.