How was your weekend?
Last week, we talked about the core and went through different variations you can use for yourself or your athletes
Remember, the job of the core is to stabilize the spine (no movement) while moving your arms and legs
Also, as athletes cut, change direction, sprint, they need their torso, core to stabilize, absorb the force, so all the sit ups and crunches in the world isn’t going to help you become a better basketball player, athlete!
I like starting with a low, high and side plank hold and transition out of these
Last week, I gave you 3 low and high plank variations
Today, let’s make the side plank hold harder
1. Side Plank with Band Row, 15 each side (hold the side plank and row the band to your armpit)
2. Side Plank with T-Spine Rotation, 15 each side (start in the side plank on your right forearm, elbow, left hand on your left ear and rotate down and touch your left elbow)
3. Side Plank to Low Plank, 20 total (start in a side plank, rotate into a low plank and rotate to the other side for the side plank)
Try these 3 exercises and let me know how they feel
Have a fantastic week,
Your friend and coach,