Shoulder Tap Plank

Shoulder Tap Plank on Yoga Mat

How to Shoulder Tap Plank

You Should Feel This: Abs

Exercise Families: Plank

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Start in a push-up position with hands directly beneath your shoulders and feet hip-width apart. Tuck your chin so that your head is in line with your body. Keep your abs tight, not allowing your hips to sag and hold the high-plank position.

  2. Touch your hand to your opposite shoulder. Pause briefly, and return hand to the floor. Repeat with your opposite hand and shoulder and continue alternating for the specified amount of time.

  3. Brace your abdominals and ensure that your spine remains in a neutral position. Hold this position, breathing deeply throughout the movement.

  4. Shoulder tap planks primarily strengthen your core muscles including your transverse abdominus, rectus abdominals, and obliques; but because they involve your full body to hold the position, you also engage your shoulders, arms, glutes, quads and more.

Alternative Exercises:

High Plank  Reach Plank

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