Straight Arm Plank - Core Strength Exercise

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Straight Arm Plank - Core Strength Exercise

This page will teach you how to do a Straight Arm Plank. This isometric exercise will help your martial arts core strength by working on your abdominal muscles. In turn, this will improve your rotation ("torquing" power) and thus lead to stronger martial arts kicks and punches. This core exercise is also known as a high plank, etc. For more advanced planks (i.e. Superman Plank), please visit the main Plank Exercises section.

With a straight arm plank, you are resting on your hands and feet while maintain a straight body. Your arms are straight. Unlike a traditional plank, you do not rest on your forearms. The straight arm plank is like a stationary push-up.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting any stretching or exercise program. For different exercises (i.e. crunches and sit-ups), please visit the main Core Exercises section.

Straight Arm Plank


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