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Plank (with Arm Variations)

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Angle-Based Images: Plank (with Arm Variations) Video
Angle-Based Images: Plank (with Arm Variations) Video
Angle-Based Images: Plank (with Arm Variations) Video
Angle-Based Images: Plank (with Arm Variations) Video
Plank (with Arm Variations): Step 1
Step 1 Prop yourself on your hands and knees. Align your knees under your hips and place your hands under your shoulders.
Plank (with Arm Variations): Step 2
Step 2 Pull your abs in as you move your right leg back and tuck your toes under the mat.
Plank (with Arm Variations): Step 3
Step 3 Bring your left leg back to meet your right leg. Squeeze your hamstrings and inner thighs.
Plank (with Arm Variations): Step 4
Step 4 Return to the starting position. Then switch sides.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Feel as if you're pressing the floor away with your hands or elbows to help engage the muscles around your armpits and stabilize your shoulders. Deepen your abdominals as you lift your legs.

Benefits

Engages multiple muscles for total-body strength.

Modifications

To modify, rest on your elbows and lace your fingers together. Or keep your knees bent and focus on stabilizing your shoulders.

Related Exercises

  • Strength Exercises
  • Core Exercises
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