Partner plank with high-five

The partner plank with high-five is an isometric partner exercise focused on the muscles of the core. Adding a high-five forces each partner to remove one base of support, making the plank harder to perform. It can be performed for time or reps in the ab-focused portion of any workout.


  1. Works the core, upper back, shoulders, and arms
  2. Improves core and hip stability and strength
  3. Engages the lower-body muscles to maintain position
  4. Partners can encourage each other to push through fatigue

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Partner plank with high-five Instructions

Partner plank with high-five muscle diagram
  1. Get into a plank position with your weight evenly distributed on your elbows and toes, keeping your back straight and your hips in line with your back.
  2. Your partner should mirror your body position about 2 feet in front of and facing you. This will be your starting position.
  3. Maintaining your body weight on three limbs, raise one hand in front of your body and reach across to tap your partner’s hand.
  4. Lower and re-establish the plank position and complete on the opposite side.