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Front Plank - High and Low Variations


There are a couple variations of the front plank. The Front Plank can be done from your hands or forearms. The front plank variation from your hands is also known as the “high plank” and the front plank variation from your forearms is also known as the "low plank". Lets break down each.


Front Plank from hands AKA High Plank


  • Great variation for beginners

  • Targets your shoulders/arms more than the low plank

Tip: Keep your shoulders in line with your wrists (not leaning too far fwd or back)

Keep your core engaged (not sagging)


Front Plank from forearms AKA Low Plank


  • A great progression for those looking to advance from the high plank

  • If your wrists hurt during the high plank – you can switch to the low plank on your forarms instead

  • Targets your core and glutes more than the high plank

Tip: Keep your shoulders in line with your elbows (not leaning too far fwd or back)

Keep your core engaged (not sagging)

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