Build a strong core with the stability ball rollout

Build a strong core with the stability ball rollout
Build a strong core with the stability ball rollout

In this video, I’ll show you another great exercise that you can do with a stability ball to develop your core.

This is another challenging exercise that will stress your abdominals, low back, shoulders, and chest.  Be sure to brace your abs with this one, as with all core exercises, and only go out as far as you can while keeping the natural curve of the low back.  If the back begins to fall inward, stop and return to the start.  As your strength develops, you’ll be able to go our further.  Proper form is critical to the success of the exercise and most importantly to your health!

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Develop Core Rotational Strength with the Stability Ball Oblique Crunch

Add Rotation to your Program with the Stability Ball Oblique Crunch
Add Rotation to your Program with the Stability Ball Oblique Crunch

The stability ball is a pretty versatile piece of equipment.  If you’ve been watching my videos, you’ll see that I use it for quite a few exercises. 

The body moves in three planes of motion.  First is the sagittal plane, which involves forward and backward movement.  For example, walking on a treadmill is a sagittal plane movement.  Second is the frontal plane which is side-to-side motion.  Third involves the transverse plane, or rotational movement.  Most injuries that occur in life  do so in the frontal and transverse planes, yet most exercise machines are designed for sagittal movement.  Unless you incorporate those movements into your exercise, you’re at greater risk for injury.

Add this challenging core exercise to your plan to develop rotational strength.