Our Ultimate Plank Exercises
Plank with side steps
Plank with Cross Steps
Plank with Leg Lift
Static Balance Plank
Good core strength is vital to maintain perfect posture. It helps to prevent slumping, which in turn can lead to lower back and neck pain, repetitive strain injuries and a generally miserable outlook. We can sleep better, work more efficiently and enjoy our lives to the fullest when our posture is strong and pain free.
Balance is innate but we can also improve our balance dramatically with training. Balance and stability training increases our agility, reaction time, flexibility and the way unconsciously move around our centre of gravity.
Strengthening the core is vital if we want to improve our posture and prevent lower back injuries. The plank exercise can be one the best ways to do this. The variations in the base exercise will target the upper and lower abdominal areas, the obliques and also the lower back region. Some the variations below train each area in the same movement.
Some of these exercises can also be seen in action in the punishing plank workout video.
One of the fantastic things about using the Rooboard for plank exercises, as well as the increased intensity, is that your hands never need to touch the ground.
As well as the increased intensity, one of the fantastic things about using the Rooboard for plank exercises, is that your hands never need to touch the ground.
On Your Non Plank Day
The Rooboard is perfect for meditation and balance training to help you in your sporting activity. Practice standing with both feet on the deck, close your eyes, relax the body and breathe deeply. See how long you can remain balanced for – especially as the body becomes more relaxed. Then practice with each leg and lastly, sit on the deck and rest your arms in your lap and balance for as long as can without placing your hands on the ground to steady yourself.
This is great little workout routine on its own and is especially usefully when you feel fatigued from training or sport or just want to relax.