Planks build strength in your core, shoulders, and your back. This version of a plank and arm-raise, using a resistance band challenges you more in that it shifts your center of gravity. The band also works your shoulders more than a traditional plank.
As you've likely noticed in the last several exercise posts, using a wobble cushion makes any exercise more difficult. It works your core and helps improve balance. This week's exercise is a simple twist which helps strengthen your core. Twists also work your pelvis, glutes, and hips in an effort to keep balanced while on… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Kneeling Twist Using A Wobble Cushion
Hip bridges work a substantial amount of muscles; the hip abductors, gluteus maximus, hamstrings, your core, and the quadriceps are all involved in maintaining balance. Using a wobble cushion makes it much more difficult. This variation, stabilizing with one leg, is another version that increases the difficulty. Lay on your back on the floor- you… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Hip Bridges Using A Wobble Cushion
Planks are easy to do anywhere and they work a large group of muscles including your core, biceps, glutes, and even your neck muscles. A wobble cushion requires an additional layer of stability and increase the difficulty of the exercise. Position yourself in a push-up position, with the wobble cushion under your arms. Lower your… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Plank Using A Wobble Cushion
A wobble cushion is similar to a stability ball but is smaller and more convenient. If you've ever considered using a stability ball in place of a chair, this is a perfect way to get the same benefits with a smaller footprint. This week's exercise is a donkey kick, which works your gluteus maximus—the largest… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Donkey Kick Using A Wobble Cushion