Tall Plank Thread The Needle

  • HOW: Keep your body in a straight line from your shoulders down towards your heels while maintaining a high plank position. Next lift one arm and begin to thread the needle. First rotate the elevated arm towards the arm that is stationary, then open your entire body leading with your arm towards the ceiling.
  • REGRESSION: If too difficult perform this exercise on an elevated surface or with your knees on the floor. Both of these variations will decrease the demand of this exercise.
  • FEEL: The stationary shoulder will be the arm doing all of the work. You may feel a stretch in the chest and mid-back as you rotate your body open towards the ceiling.
  • COMPENSATIONS: Don’t sag the back or push yourself into a downward dog.

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