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One great exercise for your core

Today we introduce one beginner and advanced core exercise out of our 6-weeks-program:

 

 

 

Exercise description:

Sit on your knees in front of a gymball and place your forearms on the ball or get in the plank position with your forearms on the gymball. It helps your stability when connecting your arms by putting the fist of one hand in the palm of the other one. Your elbows should be bent about 90°.

Slowly roll the ball forward, straightening your arms and extending your body as far as you can without allowing your lower back to hollow by bracing your abs. Then pull the ball back to your knees and repeat.

Attention:

The most important thing is to perform the exercises the right way to really profit from the workout:

- Do not let your pelvis sag and don’t hollow your lower back.

- Just push the gymball as far out as you can control your lower back – not any further!

 

Why are we using a gymball for this exercise?

The gymball makes this exercise more functional as our whole body has to stabilize the rolling movement of the ball.

Twice the abs workout: Canadian researchers determined that your abs work nearly twice as hard when you do a plank on a gymball instead of on the floor.

 

Why core exercises?

Every sports professional nowadays knows about the particular importance of core exercises.

Through creating a strong core, it’s less likely that you will suffer from back pain, and if you already have back pain, core exercises can reduce it. 

Additionally a strong core allows your extremities to work more effortlessly, precisely and effectively, which is essential for peak performance in any sport.

Core exercises also build up your six-pack muscles.

 

P.S. If you wanna see more of our training CLICK HERE!

 

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1 comment to “One great exercise for your core”

  • Werner, September 14, 2012 at 4:41 am

    The exercise seems to be a really good way to start the day.
    After some weeks of trying to keep up with goprofitness I am rather happy to have started your program.
    Although sometimes I can only do less of the workouts than you would suggest because of a lack of time already I can recognize the first results of this training.

    Hope many may get to know the benefits of your training programs, thanks a lot,
    Werner

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