You can strengthen your core using just your arms.
Why this matters:
A common core exercise is the plank. I’m a huge fan of it as it is supposed to build up the stability of your core. But most of the time, this is done on the ground/table. It can be a lot of work to get up and down. So what can we do instead? The banded straight arm pulldown is a great movement to add into your routine that can build up your core strength but add in a component of “dynamic stability”.
This means that your core can stabilize while other parts of your body are moving. This is the next step in your recovery.
Check out this video on how to do it. All you need is a band and an anchor point. I recommend 3 to 5 sets of 10 to 20 repetitions. If done correctly, you’ll feel your abs and arms, but i a good way.
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