Wide-Stance Plank with Diagonal Arm Lift

The wide-stance plank with diagonal arm lift improves muscular endurance and core strength. The movement also improves balance and stability of the core.


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    Position yourself on your elbows and toes, with your body forming a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Brace your abs, squeeze your butt, and spread your feet just wider than shoulder-width apart.
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    Without moving your body, lift one arm off the floor and reach diagonally to that side. Hold for a second, then return to your starting position. Repeat on the other side.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not allow your torso or hips to rotate. Stay rigid.
  • Do not hike your hips high or sag the hips your low during the plank.
  • Squeeze your core and your glutes during the entire movement.