Prone Superman

Prone Superman – Martial Arts Strength Training

This page looks at the strength training exercise known as Prone Superman. This martial arts exercise is used in order to build up core strength.

In addition, this core exercise can improve rotational power or “torquing” power and thus enhance martial arts kicking powerpunching power and grappling techniques. For a more advanced version of this exercise with a greater core workout, some martial artists perform a Superman Plank.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For more exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training page.

Instructional Videos for the Prone Superman Exercise