Exercise of the Month

BOSU Ball Plank

 
A BOSU Ball is a balancing or stabiliy exercise toll that can turn simple exercise into more challenging and effective workout. This April, we give you the plank, BOSU ball style!

  1. To begin, get in the plank position, with both elbows bent at a 90-degree angle and your forearms resting on the round side of the BOSU Ball.
     
  2. Take a deep breathe and as you exhale, press your toes into the ground and squeeze your glute and abdominal muscles to stabilize your body as you lift off the ground.
     
  3. Be sure to keep your core engaged throughout the exercise and do not allow your hips to drop to the floor. Neutralize the neck and spine by looking at a spot on the floor about 1 foot in front of your hands to help keep your body in this position.
     
  4. Hold this position for 30 seconds, or longer if you feel comfortable, as long as you are not compromising form or breathing techniques.
     

Please remember that safety should be your first priority when working out. If you are a beginner, please ask one of our Fitness Specialists to help ensure proper form.

For more exercise tips, schedule a session with one of our Personal Trainers by contacting Kristina Wrezel at (847) 535-7038 or kwrezel@nm.org.

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