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Straight Arm Plank With Alternating Arm And Leg Raise

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muscles:Lower BackMuscle, Rectus AbdominisMuscle, GlutesMuscle
auxiliary muscles:TricepsMuscle, DeltoidsMuscle, ObliquesMuscle, HamstringsMuscle
required:Doable Without Equipment And Weights
optional:Fitness Mat
fitness level:Hard
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (23)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • this fitness exercise strengthens the whole torso musculature

Starting Position

  • knee on a fitness mat or the ground
  • go over into the push-up position and place the hands below your shoulders
  • the arms are angled a little to preserve the joints
  • stretch out the legs backwards and lift the hips
  • keep the upper body straight and the head in extension to the spine
  • open the legs hip width and brace the abs

Correct Execution

  • increase the body tension
  • now lift one arm and the opposite leg at the same time
  • lift them up until they are parallel to the ground
  • coordinate the motion so that you can keep the equation
  • avoid a swinging hip
  • try to keep the body as stable as possible
  • hold the position for a bit
  • come back to the starting position again
  • repeat with the other leg and arm
  • repeat this fitness exercise alternating several times