Luckie’s Quick Tips: Stability Ball Plank
If you find planks challenging, consider the stability ball plank next level. This modification to the basic plank increases the intensity and difficulty.
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Although it’s called a stability ball, it’s the instability of it that will cause you to engage more muscles, from your shoulders all the way to your toes, to maintain the posture. Trust and believe, this is WORK!
- Strengthens core (abs and lower back area)
- Tones ab and shoulder muscles
HOW TO DO
Rest forearms on stability ball with arms positioned at shoulders width. Contract your abs and glutes. Keep body in a straight line. Hold position for as long as possible without allowing hips to sag. Add time as you build core strength.
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Sloan Luckie, a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Public Accountant, is the author of the optimal health workbook, Body Under Construction. Body Under Construction shows how to use nutrition, exercise and sleep to attain and maintain optimal health.
Sloan’s unique philosophy on building and maintaining optimal health has garnered significant media attention. He has appeared on NBC’s “The Talk” with Marion Brooks, NY1 News with Cheryl Wills, WVON Radio with Kendall Moore, WYCA Radio with TL Richardson and graced the pages of Syd Jerome magazine. He’s conducted wellness demonstrations for women’s heart disease, men’s prostate and childhood obesity awareness seminars. Sloan has also conducted nutrition and fitness demonstrations for corporations and not-for-profit organizations throughout the United States. Sloan Luckie, who is also the founder of Body Under Construction, LLC,