This next core functional exercise is the
four point balance on the stability ball. Simply just bring your stability ball down
on the floor. Lay over the ball and find your balance point, whether it’s right at your
abdominals or at your hips, it’s pretty much different for everybody. So you’re going to
place your hands directly underneath your shoulders and balance your feet about hip-width
apart, and then extend your opposite arm, opposite leg. So you might have your right
arm out, your left leg out. Think about really reaching through your finger tips, reach through
your toes and create a nice, long spine. So lengthen out through the crown of your head.
Hold this position for about 5 seconds, lower down and switch to the other side. The more
efficient you become at this exercise, the longer you can hold each side. Just make sure
you’re naturally breathing through this position. This exercise is really great to strengthen
your core. We’re working the glutes, we’re creating great posture here. We’re working
on proprioception, and that’s just a fancy word to allow your body to pull itself into
balance when you’ve been knocked out of balance, so we’re really improving everything in terms
of core, posture, stability, balance. That’s your 4-point balance.