Here’s a fun variation on a standard dryland exercise.
Why Do It:
Let’s face it. Dryland routines can get a little boring and repetitive, no matter how well you do them.
To kick it up a notch, sometimes all you need to do is add a piece of familiar equipment, like a pull buoy.
How to Do It:
1. Grab a pull buoy with both hands and lie on your back in streamline position, on a padded surface.
2. Use your abdominal muscles to lift your legs and arms into a jackknife position, and then transfer the pull buoy from your hands to your feet.
3. Slowly lower your arms and legs to the starting position.
4. Lift your arms and legs into jackknife position, and this time transfer the pull buoy from your feet to your hands.
5. Slowly lower your arms and legs and start again. Keep going until you start to lose your form.
How to Do It Really Well (the Fine Points):
Lift from the abs and not from the knees or shoulders.
Try to keep your toes pointed and your legs straight.
Keep your movements steady and controlled… and don’t forget to smile.