Challenge your body by upping your core routine and add this simple move in a few times a week to improve your strength and balance.
Learning a new exercise challenges your body and your mind. It can also add to your workout repertoire. Your body adapts when new stressors are put on it, making you stronger. In order to progress, it’s important to introduce new challenges to your body. So, if you haven’t already, try this move.
Stability Ball Pike
If you’re ready for a test of your core strength and balance, then you’re ready for this extremely fun move.
Large Stability Ball
- Roll out on stability ball until you are resting on your shins. Make sure your core is tight and your hips are not sagging toward the ground. Your hands should be directly underneath your shoulders. Check for a 90 degree angle.
- Without rocking your arms, use your core and legs to pull your hips in the air. Try to stay on your toes rather than using the bottom of your feet.
- Tuck your head between your arms to avoid straining your neck.
- Hold for a few seconds, then slowly roll back out to your plank while continually engaging your core.
Build your strength until you can do 10-12 repetitions.