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Core strength: Stability ball roll

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Core strength: Stability ball roll

The core strength stability ball roll helps to improve the function of your back and stomach muscles as a unit, otherwise known as the ‘belt’. You will really feel the benefit of a strong lower back  when running, as it will help to stabilise and align the pelvis and abductors, causing you to run ‘straight’ and preventing future injury.

Technique

Kneel behind the stability ball.

Place your elbows on the ball.

Ensure that your elbows are directly under your shoulders.

Keep your head, shoulders and hips in line.

Maintain your spine position and roll the ball forward until you feel a pull on your stomach muscles.

Roll the ball back to the starting position.

Be safe

A pinching sensation in your lower back
means you’re arching it, so lift your bottom slightly higher.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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