Build core strength and balance with the Stability Ball drop and Cross

This week’s video is an advanced exercise that will challenge your core and balance.

Stability Ball Drop and Cross Video
Stability Ball Drop and Cross Video

Click here to learn how to do the stability ball drop and cross.

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.