Year Of The Crawler
The crawler or spiderman exercise is one of many plank exercises you can perform on the Rooboard. This particular exercise strengthens the core and lower back muscles making it our exercise of the year. These exercises isolate the muscles of the core perfectly and force the stabilizer muscles to engage to maintain balance and form.
Playlist Of Plank And Core Exercises
With winter starting to grip in the Northern Hemisphere its time to set your functional fitness goals. This November we recommend posture exercises for core strength and injury prevention.
During the winter we tend to sit for longer periods of time as outdoor activities become weather dependant and the days shorter.
Many people will work longer hours in the office and then relax on a comfortable but soft sofa when they have returned home.
Some PM&R physicians have reported seeing more patients for low back pain in the winter, which they sometimes attribute to our tendency to be “couch potatoes” when cold weather sets in.
Shovelling snow is another winter activity that contributes to lower back pain or even injury.
With training our balance and stability can improve markedly. These subtle changes in the way our body moves around its centre of gravity and the speed in which it does so, can have a huge impact in our quality of life and sporting performances. Balance board training will strengthen and straighten our posture which is vital for preventing lower back injuries and seated repetitive strain injuries.
Balance training is functional. This means we are engaging several muscle groups at the same time using a natural flow and transition through the movements. Strength training usually involves isolating a single muscle while we apply stress to it. When we add the balance component we also engage the stabiliser muscles.