Core strength: Superman plank - Women's Running

Core strength: Superman plank

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Core strength superman plank

This static Core strength: Superman plank will strengthen your stomach muscles, which support you during uphill running. This is quite a tricky one to get right, as it requires you to concentrate on keeping good form in several parts of the body, particularly the shoulder blades, glutes and back.


  • Lie on your stomach and place your elbows directly beneath your shoulders.
  • Lift your body off the floor to form a straight line between your shoulders and hips.
  • Extend your right arm forwards until it is next to your ear.
  • Raise your left leg off the floor.
  • Ensure you keep your hips level.
  • Repeat with the other leg.

 Be safe:

If you feel a strain in your lower back, raise your hips slightly higher.

Don’t lift your leg too high.

Focus on squeezing your shoulder blade towards your spine when raising your arm.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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