The core is obviously a very crucial part of any program and this is an extremely versatile move we include in some variation in many of our programs.

Be sure to give it a try mixed into your conditioning or on its own and let us know what you think.

There are a lot of ways to work your core & we frequently mix it up for to keep things interesting. But a simple plank position & reaching of some sort is a very effective movement. We use this move regularly with the added benefit of working your shoulders as well!

Start in an elbow plank on a stability ball. If this is a challenge just work on holding a plank here. Focus on your spinal & hip position. Don’t pike your hips too high & keep ribs tucked towards your hips.

As this becomes easy, begin to slowly push your elbows forward under control. Begin with small reaches & increase over time. Recommend working from holds of 30 seconds, up to 60 seconds, then begin adding small movements between 10 and up to 30 reps.

Work this move into a circuit or just to add some extra core activation into your day! Can then mix it up with holds at different depths, slowly lift a foot at a time, etc.

Move It Monday will feature a new exercise movement for you weekly, to help improve your safety and performance with dance.
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Scott DPT