Balance Your Stomach
Abdomen – Wikipedia: The transverse abdominus muscle is the deepest muscle, therefore, it cannot be touched from the outside. It can greatly affect the body posture. The internal obliques are also deep and also affect body posture. Both of them are involved in rotation and lateral flexion of the spine and are used to bend and support the spine from the front. The external obliques are more superficial and they are also involved in rotation and lateral flexion of the spine. Also they stabilize the spine when upright. The rectus abdominus muscle is not the most superficial abdominal muscle. The tendonous sheath extending from the external obliques cover the rectus abdominus. The Rectus abdominus is the muscle that very fit people develop into the 6-pack ab look. Although, it should really be an 10 pack as there are 5 vertical sections on each side. The 2 bottom sections are just above the pubic bone and usually not visible, hence, the 6 pack abs. The rectus abdominals’ function is to bend one’s back forward (flexion). The main work of the abdominal muscles is to bend the spine forward when contracting coencentrically.
The Rooboard and core and balance board is one of the best pieces of fitness equipment for increasing stomach muscle and postural strength. Small and portable it increases the intensity of the exercises by creating instability and isolating the core muscles.
Examples of Balance Exercises:
What Is The Rooboard
Originally designed to make training faster, more effective and portable for surfers who work in the city of London. The Rooboard has evolved into the ultimate fitness and exercise product for proactive and productive lifestyles.
The Rooboard combines balance and wobble board, gym ball, slant board and air cushion training in a single product.
You perform full range of motion exercises to increase balance, stability, fitness, core strength and muscular symmetry. The Rooboard creates targeted and measured instability which forces the stabiliser muscles to engage. This means you are continually strengthening the core, even when performing upper and lower body strength exercises.