Balance Exercises

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Exercises


Exercise Ball Core Stability and Balance with Medicine Ball
Summary

This is an excellent core stability, strength, and balance exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Strength
Leg Lift Core Stability on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise enhances balance, core stability, and core strength.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: Bench, BOSU
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Pilates
No Hands Core Balance On Exercise Ball
Summary

Core balance on the exercise ball with no hands.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Core
Core Balance On Exercise Ball
Summary

Core balance on an exercise ball.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Core
BOSU Core 4-point Balance
Summary

Core strengthening and balance exercise using the BOSU

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: Bench, BOSU
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Pilates
Single Leg Balance on BOSU
Summary

Good for knee stability or improving general balance.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance
Pelvic Shift with Exercise Ball
Summary

Great exercise to increase the range of motion of your lower trunk.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks, Quads
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Dynamic Warm-Up, Strength
Knee to Elbow Crunch with Exercise Ball
Summary

Advanced core stability and abdominal exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Strength
Bridges with Side Kick
Summary

This simple exercise is designed to work your glutes (buttocks), hamstrings and low back.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: Bench, BOSU
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Pilates, Strength
Side Star Plank
Summary

This is an advanced version of the plank exercise. It focuses on working your side abdominals, and hip abductors and is more difficult than a regular side plank.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Strength
Lunges to Knee Lift
Summary

This exercise focuses on working the quads, glutes, hips, and hamstrings. It is great for a dynamic stretch before or after any physical activity, as well as a simple exercise to strengthen the quads.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Quads
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Dynamic Warm-Up, Strength
Forward Lunges
Summary

This exercise is designed to work both your quads and your glutes. It is great to do before any kind of sport involving running, or just at the gym.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Strength
Standing Squats (No Weights)
Summary

This exercise is designed to strengthen the legs and gluteal muscles. The squat is a great overall exercise that requires many stabilizing muscle groups as well.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Quads
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Dynamic Warm-Up, Strength
Walking Lunge to High Knees
Summary

This exercise focuses on working your hips, thighs, and gluteal muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Quads, Biceps
  • Equipment: Bench, Free Weights
  • Categories: Balance, Dynamic Warm-Up, Plyometrics, Strength
The Side Plank
Summary

This exercise focuses on working your obliques and your low back.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Strength