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Target Muscles: Core (Abdominals & Obliques) plus Proprioception.
Sit on the top of the rounded section of a Bosu Ball or similar, and engaging your core, lift one foot around six inches off the floor. Maintain this position with a straight back while a partner throws a ball to you for you to catch, as shown.
This exercise can be advanced by lifting both feet off the ground so your are balancing only on your buttocks, and by using a weighted medicine ball.
Repetitions: Continue for as long as you can, then swap with your partner
The first exercise in our new partner series, and another great core exercise which develops Proprioception (balance) and core muscles in one go. Many people lose physical capability and confidence as they age, leading to increased susceptibility to falls and bone fractures. Exercises which develop Proprioception can therefore help in preventing this deterioration and retain quality of life in later years.