Virtual Fitness: Medicine Ball Obliques Exercise

Medicine Ball Obliques Senior Exercise


Benefits: Strengthens oblique abdominal muscles (side of your trunk). Improves core stabilization. That means, you’re not flopping all over the mat during the exercise.

Instructions: If the medicine ball is too heavy you won’t be able to do this exercise properly without lifting your shoulders up near your ears, creating excess tension in that area. Notice the model is lifting his feet up off the mat. This isn’t correct. Your feet should be planted firmly on the mat. Power originates at the core and a strong core keeps you from unnecessary leg and hip movement. HIps and knees shouldn’t move.

Modifications: Skip using the medicine ball. Cross your arms on your chest and practise moving side-to-side. As you gain strength, add a light weight medicine ball.

EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider

Posted on October 5, 2021, in Core Fitness, Exercise, Seniors, Videos and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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