Superman Plank

Superman Plank – Martial Arts Strength Exercise

This page looks at the strength training exercise known as Superman Planks. This is an advanced variation of the traditional plank exercise. A Superman Plank will help to build your strength. In addition, this isometric exercise will improve rotational (“torquing”) power and thus help a person’s martial arts kicking strength, grappling power, etc.

By raising an arm and opposite leg in this plank exercise, a person is increasing their instability and thus their core must work even harder in order to compensate & maintain balance. They also look like Superman flying!

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 Martial Arts Strength Training section.

Instructional Video on the Superman Plank

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