Fitness: Plank with shoulder touches for shoulder and core stability
Great exercise to help build shoulder stability and core strength. This is a modified version of the plank and a great exercise to incorporate into any workout. Here are some coaching cues: Assume a push up position, brace your core and shoulders. Draw your abdomen inward toward your spine and tighten your glutes. Make sure your head is in proper alignment. While maintaining the abdominal draw-in contraction, lift one arm off the floor and touch the opposite shoulder. Pause and then return to the starting push-up position. Perform the same motion on the opposite side, continually changing sides until all reps are completed. Form is more important than how long or how much! Perform each rep slowly with good control and remember to alternate arms.
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