How to Reach Plank
You Should Feel This: Abs
Exercise Families: Plank
Trainer: Ashley Steele
Start in a push-up position with your hands directly beneath your shoulders and your feet hip-width apart. This is the starting position.
Hold the high-plank position keeping your stomach tight, not allowing your hips to sag.
Lift one arm up and away from your body, holding for 1 to 2 seconds. Return your arm to the floor underneath your shoulder. Repeat the movement with your opposite arm and continue alternating for the specified amount of time.
Keep your body straight and your hips level—not allowing your pelvis to drop to the floor or raise in the air as you fatigue.
Reach planks primarily strengthen your core muscles including your transverse abdominus, rectus abdominals, and obliques; but because they involve your full body to hold the position, you also engage your shoulders, arms, glutes, quads and more.