BOSU Abdominal Training

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The BOSU ball gives you variety of ways to enhance your abdominal training to enhance standard exercises such as as planks and crunches. Learn the secrets of the BOSU ball in this free video on abdominal fitness.

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Hi, this is Jason Morgan with Muscleworx Fitness in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Today, we're going to discuss abdominal training using the BOSU ball. If you want to utilize the BOSU ball for your abdominal training. You can utilize the BOSU ball for just about any exercise from an abdominal standpoint. That you can do on the floor or using a standard exercise ball. Two of the most effective, are the BOSU ball plank. BOSU ball plank is performed in a modified push-up position, with your elbows resting on the ball. So that you're resting on your elbows and toes, holding your core tight, maintaining steady breathing. And you want to hold that for anywhere from 15 to 30 seconds, for a required number of repetitions. The BOSU ball can also be utilized to enhance your standard crunches. Placing the BOSU ball with the flat portion on the floor. You want to sit down, so that your hips are slightly off the rounded portion of the ball, and your lower back is supported. Place your hands resting behind your head, so that you're not pulling on your neck. But your head is resting in your finger tips. A line up for stretches, you get into the backward portion of the movement. Pulling your shoulder girdle forward, pulling the abs in towards the spine. And coming up, about 30 to 40 degrees, just to get that tightening or crunch in the abs. And repeat for the required number of repetitions. Please remember, these tips are just to provide basic information. Always consult with your health care provider and a fitness consultant, before beginning any diet or exercise program.

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