Core strength: Plank rotation - Women's Running

Core strength: Plank rotation

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Core plank rotationThe core strength plank rotation is a great exercise to tone your waistline and it  will improve your stability when you run. Don’t worry if you don’t get it straight away, this is a difficult exercise to balance and retain good form at the same time. Have a practice run first and then begin a set. Remember to breathe out as you reach up, and don’t forget the non-slip mat!


  •  Lie on your stomach on the floor.
  • Place your forearms on the floor with your elbows directly underneath your shoulders.
  • Lift your body off the floor to form a plank (this is the starting position).
  • Lift your left arm up and rotate your body towards the left.
  • Ensure your left fingertips and left hip are facing up to the ceiling.
  • Return to the plank position and repeat the move, this time to your right.
  • Alternate between your left and right.

Be safe Keep your tummy muscles tight to prevent your lower back from arching.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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