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Instructions for the Superman Plank - Martial Arts Core Strength Exercise
This page will teach you how to do "Superman Planks". This is an advanced variation of the traditional plank exercise. A Superman Plank will help to build your core strength. This isometric exercise will improve your rotational ("torquing") power and thus help your martial arts kicking strength, grappling power, etc. By raising your arm and leg in this plank exercise, you are increasing your instability and thus your core must work even harder in order to compensate.
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 additional exercises (i.e. crunch variations), please visit the main Core Exercises section.
Instructional Video on the Superman Plank
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