In today's culture, we spend large amounts of time in a seated posture. For this reason, many of the muscles that hold us upright in our back become weak. Posture becomes more rounded and shoulders tend to roll forward. In this video, we will target spinal extensor muscles, internal / external obliques, quadratus lumborum, latissimus dorsi, levator scapulae, and hip abductor muscles using the ball as a prop for support and challenge
Side-bending muscles bring balance and synergy to the trunk and spine. The help our posture, which enhances respiration, and strengthens our lower back. The stability ball will help us to strengthen the shoulder girdle and support the trunk to target this region even more. Many times during this workout, you will feel more resisted range of motion in common exercises. Ball position will be important, so listen to the options cues. As always, modifications and cues are given to ensure that you can move through the positions safely. As strength improves, so can your range of motion!
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