Exercise of The Week: Plank on an Exercise Ball

ball plank

Sometimes it is important to get back to the basics when working out. The plank is a wonderful exercise and it works wonders for your core and this variation is no exception. If you have never done a plank before I recommend starting with the basic plank (click here) instead of this advanced version of it. Form is always key so get your basic form down before moving to this one. Caution it looks a lot easier than it really is….you have been warned! So how do you do it?

Place your exercise ball near your feet. Now get into push up position. Bend your elbows and place your weight on your forearms. Carefully place your shins and feet on the exercise ball. You should look similar to the picture above. Make sure to keep your body as straight as you can. You do not want to dip or arch your body. Hold this for 30 seconds. Repeat for 2 sets of 30.  You can always increase the duration of this move as you perfect it. That is it!

Other Exercises:
Dumbbell Swing
Split Jump
Reverse fly
Jackknife sit-up
Bent Over Row
30 Day Fitness Challenges:
Just Abs
Jackknife sit ups
Russian Twist
Dumbbell squat thrust

About Eunice

I like to joke that I am "a well of useless information" but for once I can share that information with people that might want to listen. I love trying new things and now I have an audience to share it with...hopefully. I hope you enjoy what you read :)

Posted on December 10, 2014, in Exercise of the week, Fitness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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