Wide-Stance Plank with Diagonal Leg Lift

The wide-stance plank with a diagonal leg lift increases strength and stability through the entire core region including the lower back. The wider-than-normal stance slightly reduces the difficulty of the exercise.


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    Get into a plank position resting your weight on your forearms instead of on your hands. Move your feet out wider than your shoulders. Lift your hips off the ground forming a straight line from your shoulders to your feet. This is your starting position.
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    Brace core and without moving your body, lift one leg off the floor in a diagonal direction. Hold and then lower the leg back to starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Make sure to control the entire range of motion. Guide the legs instead of letting them fall freely.