Core Plank Exercises
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 Amazon.
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.
I Got My Core Strength Back
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 unconsciously perfect 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.
I wanted this. Years of regular surfing that were diminishing because of life commitments had given me the feel for perfect balance and core strength and what it could bring to me.
I looked for a product that could replicate the core strength and balance I had developed from surfing. When I realised this product did not exist I spent two years testing with 3D printing models and fine tuning homemade prototypes before launching my own saviour – the Rooboard.
The Rooboard is now receiving rave reviews from athletic coaches, surfers and fitness enthusiasts. The Rooboard is an example of what one person can achieve with the desire to make a better product and the determination to make it real. This approach has also kept the retail cost of the Rooboard as low as possible.
I still work in London and commute every day. I train on the Rooboard every day, either at home, the gym or on the move. My core strength and balance is the best it has ever been.