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High Plank Toe Touches

Posted by Katie Frissell on Apr 29, 2019 10:12:03 AM
Katie Frissell

Looking for some great core exercises to get that lean and well defined midsection?

High plank toe touches will do just that.  Take a look at the video and instructions below for proper form.


This exercise is great for simultaneously working out your upper and lower body. Incorporating the Plank Toe Touch into our workout routine will help build core strength you could see the best results by really trying to focus on not allowing your hips to sink.  When you perform the plank toe touch without bending your knees it's really great way to increase your hamstring flexibility.


  1. Start in a high plank position 
  2. Push your hips up high 
  3. Keep your legs straight 
  4. Take your right hand and reach for your left toe 
  5. Return to the high plank position 
  6. Take your left hand and reach for your right toe 
  7. Complete three to four sets of 10-20 repetitions on each side 

Muscles Worked

  • Rectus abdominis
  • Obliques

The rectus abdominis is informally known as the ab muscle. It is a paired muscle, runs vertically and is a long muscle of the anterior abdominal wall. Many people strive to attain a six pack which is when the rectus abdominis is visible through the skin. It usually requires a low level of body fat. Some other exercises for abs are Bent Knee Hip Raise, Cable Crunch, Abdominal Ball Crunch and many others you can find in our exercise library.

Obliques are actually two muscles, you have your internal obliques and your external obliques.  The are located on the sides of the abdominal muscles. Some great exercises to work the obliques are the Russian Twist, Bicycle Crunch and Side Planks. There are many others you can find in our exercise library.

Take a look at our full list of core exercises to learn some more great moves. 



Topics: Workouts