How to Do Plank with Leg Lift Exercise Properly

How to Do Plank with Leg Lift

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This exercise utilizes the standard plank position but adds a leg lift. This adds a more explosive dynamic movement which works your core and legs.

Major Muscles Worked

  • Glutes
  • Abs

Other Muscles Worked

  • Triceps
  • Shoulders
  • Hamstrings

Plank with Leg Lift Guide

  • Start in the straight arm plank position and keep your palms directly below your shoulders.
  • Lift the left leg backwards as high as possible while keeping it straight.
  • Switch legs and repeat.


  • Keep your core tight, your glutes engaged, maintain your back flat and your hips level.
  • Lift your leg, being careful not to arch your back, and hold for as long as you can.
  • Breathe in as you lower the leg and return to the plank position.

How to Do Plank with Leg Lift

Benefits of Plank with Leg Lift

  • The plank leg lifts is a full-body exercise you can do anywhere that trains your core, legs, glutes, and shoulders.
  • This exercise strengthens and tones your whole body, improves your posture and stability, trims down body fat and boosts your metabolism