Core Stabilization Exercises on a Bosu Ball
Core Strengthening Exercises for Core Stability
There are many excellent core stabilization exercises utilizing a Bosu Ball. When you add the Bosu Ball to planks it really increases your core stability.
Core Stabilization is the first step in mastering core exercises and core training. Core Stabilization is best gained when there is little to no movement in the spine during the exercise, and the plank is a great core stabilization exercise.
I think the Bosu Ball is a great tool for ab exercises and core exercises. Below are pictures of 2 isometric core exercises on the Bosu Ball to increase core stability.
Side Planks with the Feet on a Bosu Ball
Core Stability Exercise #1: Side Plank from the Elbow
Starting Position: Begin by placing your elbow on the floor and place your feet on top of a Bosu Ball. Keep your body in a straight line and engage your abs and core muscles.
Form: This is an isometric core exercise, so simply hold your body in a straight line for 10-60 seconds. Then, repeat on the other side for 10-60 seconds.
Personal Trainer Tips: Make sure that you keep a neutral position in your lower back and pelvis, and try to keep your body parallel throughout the set.
You can use 2 different foot placements. Stagger your feet one in front of the other for more stability, or stack your feet one on top of the other to really challenge your core stability.
Core Stability Exercise #2: Side Plank from the Hand
Starting Position: Begin by placing your hand on the floor and place your feet on top of a Bosu Ball. Keep your body in a straight line and engage your abs and core muscles.
Form: This is an isometric core exercise, so simply hold your body in a straight line for 10-60 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
Personal Trainer Tips: If you like the side plank on the Bosu Ball, try the regular plank exercise on the Bosu Ball.
Core exercises are an important part of an overall fitness program.
Read about How Core Exercises can Give You a Better Body or try these 14 Core Training Tips.
Lastly, visit the Picture Directory of Abdominal and Core Exercises to learn more core stabilization exercises or try one of the free core workouts.
Yours in Health
Dr. Charles PT/PT
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