Another brilliant home
Another brilliant home workout - Hay Balers - Provided by fitness experts Thomas Gurganas and Kelly Trainor - find tons of great exercises a www.TheBurnFit.com
Starting Position: Begin kneeling on the right knee with left foot forward holding a medicine in both hands. Keep the ball close to your body. Engage your abdominal / core muscles to stiffen your torso and stabilize your spine. Your torso should vertical to the floor.
Bring the medicine ball toward your right hip, but do not rotate your torso. Your chest, hips and head should remain facing forward at all times throughout this exercise.
Slowly bring the medicine ball up and across your body above the left shoulder and slightly behind you. Do not rotate your torso. Keep your chest, hips and head facing forward. Keep the medicine ball relatively close to your body. Hold this end position briefly before returning to your starting position.
Repeat the movement in the opposite direction with the opposite leg forward.
Exercise Variation: To increase the intensity, repeat the same movement, but extend your arms at the elbow and maintain this arm position throughout the hay bailer movement. The longer lever this creates increases the loading on the spine, requiring the core muscles to work harder.
As much of your body weight is resting upon your knee, it is advisable to place a foam mat, pad or rolled up towel under that knee to reduce any discomfort.
Hay Baler core exercise
Hay Baler core exercise with the StrongBoard Balance Board. One exercise from the full workout and balance training article available here: https://goo.gl/29NuAK For more product info go to StrongBoardBalance.com and use code FUN for free shipping.