Plank to push ups

Exercise of the week!

Starting position

Plank position  on your forearms , feet  shoulder width apart,  back straight.


Exhale and lift your body using your arms to a push up position. Inhale and lower your body to plank position.



  • Keep your transversus abdominus/core/PH engaged
  • Eyes on your fingers
  • Shoulders  over your elbows
  • Avoid dropping your head down

Execute  the exercise  on toes or knees depending on your strength

4 sets X 8 reps

Abdominals contribute to correct execution of the exercise engaging deeper core muscles. Arm position protects shoulder joint and increases their stability engaging chest muscles.

Dimoutsos Evangelos, Personal Trainer, AthensTrainers® Associate