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Looking to add some challenging core training with minimal equipment then add the Swiss Ball Jackknife to your training routine today. This exercise also gets referred to as Abdominal Knee Tucks.

You should be at an intermediate fitness level or higher before you attempt to add this lift to your training routine.

The Swiss Ball Jackknife is a Compound(multi-joint) Calisthenics/Pilates exercise.

This article will include a video, image and written step by step description on how to do this exercise.

Its difficulty level, the equipment you need to do it. The different muscle groups that get worked when you perform it.

The benefits you get when adding it to your training routine. Also, some different training cues to use when you are performing it.


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Use the Side Plank Crunch to challenge your abdominals, increase your balance and strengthen and tone your core.

This lift gets classified as a calisthenics, pilates, and yoga training method.

You should be able to hold a side plank for at least 30 seconds before trying to do this plank variation.

Read on for instructions on how to do this exercise. Its difficulty level, the equipment you will need, and the different muscles that get worked.

The article will also cover the benefits of including it into your training routine, and some training tips to make sure you are not making some of the errors commonly done with this lift.


In this article, we are going to cover the Reverse Plank Exercise.

The reverse plank just like the regular plank is an Isometric exercise (also commonly known as static contraction training).

Like the regular plank exercise, no equipment is needed to perform it. However, you can make it more challenging by adding weighted clothing.

Unlike the Traditional plank where the focus is on your anterior (front) core muscles. This version places most of the muscle tension on your posterior (back) core muscles.

This article will provide detailed step by step description on how you perform the exercise with image and video examples.


Today we are going to cover a Yoga Isometric exercise known as the Side Plank Leg Lift.

The focus of this Yoga exercise is to help develop your strength and Power.

We are going to cover two different variations of this exercise. The first is for people new to fitness and looking for a beginner level core exercise.

The second version is the traditional Side Plank Leg Lift. It is for individuals who find the kneeling version is not challenging enough.

The traditional version has a rating of intermediate. If you find it is too difficult for you to perform, you should spend some time practicing the easier kneeling variation.


Sky Yoga (Aerial Yoga)

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Sky Yoga is a relatively new contemporary yoga style that uses traditional poses performed with the aid of a fabric sling or hammock.

Sky Yoga is also known as aerial yoga it is inspired by the vinyasa style of yoga, Pilates, Calisthenics, aerial acrobatics and is said to use poses that flow in an original sequence. By using a fabric sling or hammock and being off the ground, it will help you to heighten your attention to balance and stability.

Most sky yoga classes consist of deep stretching, relaxation, floor and aerial asana. By having your body suspended above the ground, your body weight gets distributed between the ground and the ceiling this allows for multiple possible variations of strength-building, flexibility, and core strengthening poses.


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