Plank Lateral Raise

Core, shoulder
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Coach's Tips

It's a body weight workout that can target both the core and shoulders at the same time!

How to Plank Lateral Raise

Starting Position

1. Start in a plank position, with your forearms on the ground, elbows beneath your shoulders, and feet hip-width apart. Keep your core engaged and your body in a straight line from head to toe.

2. Place one dumbbell on each side of your body, parallel to your arms.

3. Ensure your feet are firmly planted on the ground.

Proper Form

1. Keeping your body in the same plank position, simultaneously lift the dumbbells up to the side of your body.

2. Pause for a moment and then lower the dumbbells back to the starting position.

3. Repeat until you have completed the desired number of reps.

Breathing Technique

1. As you lift the dumbbells up, inhale deeply.

2. As you lower the dumbbells back down, exhale.


1. Make sure to keep your core engaged throughout the exercise.

2. Do not allow your hips to sag or rise during the movement.

3. Do not jerk the weights or move too quickly.

4. Stop immediately if you feel any pain or discomfort.

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