A nice variation on the Plank, the high plank variety puts loading into the hand, wrist and forearm. The pushing away of the floor throughs the hand may increase the activation of the rotator cuff and make the exercise feel easier than the more traditional plank. The fact that more muscles involved may help to increase to overall metabolic demand on the exercise, but possibly reduces the load into the abdominals due to the more incline position of the body.
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