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Workout of the Week: Reverse Plank with Leg Lift

Who would have thought you could do this common exercise in reverse? It’s a great upper body exercise that also gives your legs and abs some action. Try it today!

How to do it

  1. Sit on the ground with your legs straight ahead of you. Extend your arms back slightly by placing your hands on the ground, palms down, fingers pointed toward your feet.
  2. Press into your heels and lift your butt off of the ground. You should notice the weight shifting toward your arms. Aim to keep your body in a diagonal line and tighten your abdominal muscles.
  3. Lift your right leg up as high as you can without going above your head.
  4. Slowly lower your leg back down.
  5. Repeat with left leg.
  6. Perform 10 reps.

Tip: Performing this exercise while wearing sneakers may help you keep your balance.

Want more fitness ideas? If you’re a Health Advocate member with access to the wellness coaching component of our Wellness Program, reach out to your Wellness Coach for more healthy ideas to get—and stay—fit. And remember, talk to your doctor before beginning any new fitness regimen.