Plank with Opposite Arm and Leg Lift
When the simple plank is not challenging anymore, you can add difficulty by simultaneously lifting one arm and the opposite leg off the ground.
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Get your balance first, breathe in, and lift your both limbs up, parallel to the ground. Keep them straight and try to elongate your body as much as possible. Hold the top position for two seconds. If you lose your balance temporarily, try to regain it before you switch sides in a controlled manner. Repeat slowly 20 times.
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Plank with opposite arm and leg is very challenging, but is excellent to strengthen your core, shoulders and hips. Additionally, it improves your balance, coordination, and patience—important elements in your daily activities and life in general.
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