Reverse Plank

Reverse Plank – Martial Arts Strength Exercise

This page looks at the strength training exercise known as a Reverse Plank. This isometric exercise helps martial arts core strength by working on the low back and abdominal muscles. In turn, this will improve a person’s rotational (“torquing”) power and thus lead to stronger martial arts kicks and punches. For more advanced planks (i.e. Superman Plank), please visit the main Plank Exercises section.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting any stretching or exercise program. For additional exercises (i.e. crunch variations), please visit the main Core Exercises section.

Video Instructions for Reverse Plank Exercises