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woman on the floor doing a straight-arm plank woman on the floor doing a straight-arm plank

Straight-Arm Plank

Body Part: Abdominals

Equipment: None

Difficulty: Beginner


Step 1: Position the body on the hands and knees with hands under the shoulders and knees/feet hip to shoulder width apart. Draw in the belly button and brace the abs.

Step 2: Lift the body off of the floor and form a straight line from head to heel flexing the glutes. Hold.

Step 3: Return to the starting position. Maintain posture throughout.

Step 4: Repeat for the desired number of repetitions or time. Avoid feet collapsing inward, shoulder blades winging or chin falling toward the floor.