Strengthening the abs is vital for those with a condition like Ataxia or Parkinson’s. These are both illnesses which affect motor control and coordination. In order to maintain some stability, the core must be made stronger.
This routine should be done with a medicine ball or plate. I suggest a 4lb medicine ball. That’s what I can manage (barely) at this point.
I understand that this challenge may be tough for some people just starting out with ab work. If that’s the case, simplify the exercise. Maybe don’t use a medicine ball. Use something lighter like a book or something. Or if that’s still too much, skip the weight. You can always add more as you get stronger.
Repeat this routine for 3 sets.
30 x Toe Touches – touch your toes with your medicine ball. Find out how to do a medicine ball to touch here.
30 x Leg Raises – medicine ball held between feet or knees. How to do medicine ball leg raises.
30 second plank – on medicine ball if possible. This is how to plank on a medicine ball.
Rest for 30 seconds.
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