Exercising with balance boards has many advantages. A wide variety of muscles are engaged at a time. However, it’s not the traditional types of exercise that all of us are used to.
So, if you’re a beginner and want to learn some balance board workout, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, I’ll break down some of the best core workouts you can perform on your new board to enjoy the benefits before you look for “aqua fitness training bag”.
How Do I Get Started with a Balance Board?
At first, getting on your new balance board can appear intimidating. When it comes to the first time, the only thing you should do is handle it and try to balance it with your fit slowly.
Even if you’re an experienced balance boarder, you have to take your time on your first try and get used to the weight and feel of your new board.
3 Exercises for The Core
Our heart is essential for maintaining our equilibrium and moving our whole body. We should also be concerned about developing and retaining strong core power. The balance board excels at helping us do so.
#1 Wide Leg Plank
Place your wrists, arms straight (or forearms and elbows) on the balance board and stand (or kneel) on the ground with your body completely spread, facing the side of the board. Keep the plank pose for 30 seconds. Take a break.
By adding the balancing to a regular plank, you’ll be bringing the core to the test as a whole rather than focusing on one muscle group in particular. Your core would undoubtedly be on fire.
If you’re comfortable with this, you may add variety to this basic movement by raising one leg up then the other during the plank or ‘rolling’ between the positions by leaning on the elbows and forearms and straight arms plank.
#2 Sit Throughs
Begin by placing your hands on the board and standing to the side on your toes. Swing your left leg over your body to the right side while keeping your hands on the surface. Lying on the other shoulder, rotate the body with the sweeping knee. Keep the extended point for a few seconds before returning to the starting spot—rep on the other side.
Sit throughs can seem to be a breakdance routine, but they’re a great way to work your obliques, lower abs, and transverse abs. It’s a nice combination of agility and coordination and an excellent way to work the muscles.
#3 Rocking Plank
Place one foot in front and the other in back on the floor. Your forearm should be far enough away from the floor for you to be thoroughly stretched. To build a straight line with your body, raise your torso and engage your abs. Hold the position for 30 seconds. Rest for a moment before repeating the process in the opposite direction.
This plank variant is a perfect way to work the obliques while also getting all of the advantages of a regular plank. Try it!!