Looking for a challenging core exercise that you can easily do from home? Grab your foam roller! It’s still a great tool to aid in recovery but can also help build a stronger core.
In the past I’ve mentioned an exercise called the Foam Roller Bodysaw. Check out the video below for a demonstration.
I’ve heard from many clients that have tried this exercise, and while they felt it in their core, they also felt discomfort/pain in their lower back. Many also felt it was too difficult for them. So the question I faced was how can there still be benefit from this type of exercise without the negative consequences?
I thought reducing the range of motion a significant amount would make the difference but some individuals still felt pain. After deliberating I found that changing the position of the foam roller on the persons limbs made the difference. Enter Arm Foam Roller Bodysaw. This was exactly the exercise I was looking for! See below:
Cues and Tips:
- Start in a plank position.
- Squeeze your core and glutes tight.
- Your mid-section will want to naturally sink a bit but avoid this and do not let the ribs drop.
- Your hands should start mid-forearm and extend to about the elbow.
- This exercise is also incredibly beneficial to those that need to increase their shoulder stability.
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