Plank to Push Up

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The plank to push-up is a challenging exercise that targets the shoulders, arms and core.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Abdominals

Abdominals

The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.

Picture of Shoulders

Shoulders

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Exercise Instructions


plank to push up - step 1

Step 1

Start in a plank position on your forearms with your feet shoulder width apart and your lower back flat.

plank to push up - step 2

Step 2

Press your body up to a push-up position and then lower yourself back down into the plank.

plank to push up - step 3

Step 3

Do all the reps on one side or alternate sides for the recommended number of reps.