The Rooboard V Sit-up with a leg lift could be the best exercise ever for total core strength. Firstly the Rooboard creates instability which forces the core muscles to engage to maintain stability.
Secondly, holding the legs in a straight leg position while performing a leg lift promotes a full range of motion through the entire abdominal area. This includes the upper and lower abs regions and the obliques.
If you only have time to perform one exercise for your abs – this is the exercise you need to be doing.
You cannot buy the perfect posture or six-pack abs but you can certainly train for them. Balance training creates instability which forces you to engage the muscles that promote stability during movement. Core strength and balance work together and increases in one will also increase the other.
Balance training on the Rooboard places an emphasis on muscular symmetry and postural control. By identifying your imbalances and strengthening these weaknesses you will improve your posture and core strength as well as the way your body moves around its centre of gravity.
For athletes this can mean greater power, agility and reaction speeds, for the office worker less lower back pain and repetitive strain injuries and for the more mature person this could mean greater confidence on unstable surfaces and less chance of falling.
By using the Rooboard balance trainer you can perform simple standing or seated exercises or challenging dynamic exercises for sports specific progression. The Rooboard was invented by a surfer for the extreme balance requirements of surfing.
From perfect posture to increased sporting performance the complexity and intensity of your balance exercises is up to you. Regardless of what intensity you train at you will see and feel the results of balance and core training.