Low to High Plank

I hope you are having a great week so far!

I have been loving this exercise lately. “Low to High Plank” – it gets your heart-rate going and works on strengthening your abs and arms… no equipment required.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Start in a plank position — forearms on the ground and under your shoulders; feet slightly apart. 


2. Come up onto your hands, one hand at a time. 

Plank up

3. Return your forearms to your plank position one hand at a time.



That’s one rep. Aim to do 15-20 reps as fast as you can without sacrificing your form and then rest for 30 seconds to a minute. That’s one set. Repeat for a total of three sets.


Keep your back as straight as possible.

The wider your base (the further apart your legs are) the easier it is but try and push yourself!

Once you get the technique down, try going a bit faster.

Have a great workout!



8 thoughts on “Low to High Plank

  1. We call them “Elbow Ups” at our dojo.. although I’ve wondered if that’s the exact term for them lol.. You can really feel them especially if you’ve been focusing on the upper body! Great description and photos!

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