Lie prone on mat. Place forearms on mat, elbows under shoulders. Place legs together with forefeet on floor.
Raise body upward by straightening body in straight line. Hold position.
Muscles are exercised isometrically. Exercise can also be performed with straight supporting arms in pushup stance. Also see Spot Reduction Myth.
Movement can be made easier angling body up on elevated platform or bench. Exercise can also be performed on bent knees instead of forefeet.
Exercise could be made more challenging with added weight (eg: sandbags, partner) on hips or low back, although it is rarely performed in that manner. Raising one foot up off floor can also make holding this position more difficult. Stability Ball Rollout requires more shoulder strength.
Target (see comments)
- Tensor Fasciae Latae
- Pectoralis Major
- Serratus Anterior
- Pectoralis Minor