Back Workout 5
Complete in one circuit with minimal rest in between exercises. Rest 1-2min and then complete the circuit a 2nd time.
Prone Knee Tuck side to side
Rollout on the ball until your shins are on the ball and you are forming a bridge.
Keeping this position roll your knees in towards your chest.
Return to the starting position and repeat.
Leg knee drive with stability ball
1. Start by placing your hands on top of a stability ball and hold yourself in a pushup position.
2. Maintaining good balance raise your left leg up towards your chest and then return your foot to the floor.
3. Repeat with the other leg.
4. Keep your abs drawn in tight and control the leg movement.
Low Back Extension
1) Lie face down on flexaball with knees and feet on floor.
2) Flexaball placement should be at abdominal to lower chest region.
3) With hands on chest, raise trunk 4-8 inches.
4) Lower to start position.
5) To increase intensity, position ball down towards hips, feet wide with knees off floor. Hands may be placed behind head and overhead to further increase resistance. To increase stability, place feet against wall or stationary object.
One Arm Prone Bridge
Start Position: Roll out on the ball so that your shins are on the ball and you are supported by your hands in a table top position.
Take one hand and lift off the ground and bring back towards your hip.
Now raise it out in front of your head.
Repeat with other arm.
Side Flexion Medicine and Stability Ball
Start Position: Lie on your side on top of the stability ball and separate your legs to maintain balance.
While holding a medicine ball in front of your chest laterally flex your trunk up towards the ceiling.
Return to starting position. Complete this on both sides.
1. Sit in upright position on flexaball with feet flat on floor.
2. Walk feet forward allowing flexaball to roll underneath body until it is positioned on lower to mid-back region. Raise hips slightly to create a “table top” position parallel to floor.
3. Place hands behind head with elbows back and out of sight. Head should be in a neutral position with a space between chin and chest.
4. Leading with the chin and chest towards the ceiling, contract the abdominal and raise your right shoulder up toward ceiling.
5. Return to start position and repeat with the other shoulder.
6. Remember to keep head and back in a neutral position. Hyperextension or flexion of either may cause injury.
Reverse Hyper on Ball and Bench
1) Start position: Lie face down on bench with hips and legs off ball. Grasp underside of bench or grasp handles (if applicable). With knees slightly bent, raise legs to parallel with the floor.
2) Return to start position.
3) Remember to keep head and back straight in a neutral position throughout movement - hyperextension may cause injury. To decrease intensity, bend knees to 90° and perform movement.