Reverse Plank

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Coach's Tips

Keep your arms in a straight line so that you don't strain your shoulders and focus on your core so that your hips don't touch the floor!

How to Reverse Plank

Starting Position

1. Begin by sitting on the floor with your legs extended in front of you, feet together and arms behind you.

2. Place your palms flat on the floor, fingers pointing towards your body and elbows slightly bent.

3. Lift your hips off the floor until your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles.

4. Engage your core muscles and keep your head in line with your spine.

Proper Form

1. Keeping your core engaged, slowly lower your hips towards the floor.

2. As you lower your hips, keep your shoulders and head lifted off the floor.

3. Pause for a moment at the bottom of the movement and then press through your palms to lift your hips back up to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. As you lower your hips, breathe out.

2. As you press back up to the starting position, breathe in.


1. Make sure to keep your core engaged throughout the exercise to keep your spine in a neutral position.

2. Avoid arching your back or allowing your hips to drop too low.

3. Take your time and focus on maintaining good form throughout the exercise.

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