Straight-Arm Plank and Raise

The straight-arm plank and raise is a full-body functional exercise designed to improve core stability and strength.


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    Get into a pushup position on the floor with arms directly beneath your shoulders and hips forming a straight line from your shoulders to your feet.
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    Without moving your body, extend one hand out in front of you until it is parallel to floor. Pause, then slowly lower the hand back to the floor.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Your body should form a straight line from your head to your heels.
  • Contract your core to avoid your body swinging back and forth throughout the movement.