Tube Stability Plank (Swiss Ball)

The plank is a tricky exercise to add resistance to. While you can progress the floor plank to the stability ball plank to increase its difficulty via instability, adding resistance is a bit tougher. One way to increase resistance on the stability ball plank is to set up a resistance band far enough away from the stability ball so that it stretches.

Simply holding the plank position while holding the resistance bands which are under tension increases the difficulty of the exercise. You can take it a step further by moving your arms forward slowly and returning them back for repetitions. This is only recommended if you can keep your spine in neutral alignment, avoiding the loss of core stabilization and an arched lower back.

The tube stability plank should be used towards the beginning of any core workout for advanced users. Doing this exercise after other core exercises will make it more difficult as well.

 

tube stability plank core exercise videosEquipment Needed

Stability Ball

Resistance Bands

Heavy Resistance Tube (JC Predator) Recommended

Target Muscle(s)

Core (Transverse Abdominis)

Stabilizers

Shoulder Stabilizers

 

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