Plank exercises improve posture and core strength
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. The Rooboard is available for purchasing at Magicseaweed and Amazon.
Straight arm plank with wide step walk
Cross step walk
Some of these exercises can also be seen in action in the punishing plank workout video.
Meditation and balance training
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.