One of my favourite training tools is the weighted vest. Put it on and you automatically level up your programs and exercises like push ups, pull ups, dips, and my personal favourite: core rolls. In the video below, I demonstrate a simple complex for the core that involves a weighted vest, a power wheel and exercise tubes or bands. It’s a simple and quick complex that takes your core stabilisation system through what it’s supposed to do for you: provide stability in the trunk and spine while executing movements.
15 weighted core rolls. 10 band or tube rotations per side. Do it for 3 sets. This routine always gives you that core challenge to build up that stability and strength. Impressive abs are just a nice side effect.
Core rolls are always a great way to train for core stability but the problem has always been how to progress it since going from a kneeling position to a standing position is too big of a jump. One great way progress it is through the use of a weighted vest.
Band rotations are also a great way to train pillar stability and rotational power. We always say that movement should originate in the core, towards the extremities. By keeping the core stable and strong, we prevent injuries and we are able to produce movements that have more power. Check out the video below, on how to do this simple core complex.