Exercise of the Month: Reach and Touch Plank

Reach and touch plank is a challenging core exercise than can be done with a partner as shown, or individually from touching the wall, a dumbbell/Med ball Etc.

 

How to;
Lie on your stomach, facing your partner.
Keep elbows under shoulders and palms flat on floor in plank position or advanced as picture shows on full arm – putting weight through all fingers – toes tucked under.
Using your abdominals, elevate your torso and reach forward with your right hand to touch your partner’s right hand or if done singly touching a wall, dumbbell, med ball etc.
Switch arms, transferring weight through the centre. That’s one repetition; complete 12 total.
Tips

  1. Don’t allow your hips to twist as you reach forward.
  2. Don’t allow your hips to sag. Your body should form a straight line from your heels to your shoulders.

Muscles Used
Primary: Abdominals – Secondary: Oblique’s, Shoulders and Lower back.