Outer Core Strength – Try This Simple Opposite Arm & Leg Exercise

Try our simple outer core strength exercise. This targets the outer core sling muscles, while also activating your inner core. This will help you move better, feel better and alleviate pain and dysfunction.

  • Start on the ball with your stomach down, supporting slightly with your hands and legs
  • work on alternate arm and leg lifts focusing on creating and engaging your core
  • When you lift the arm and the leg you don’t want to see the back sway.
  • So breathe out, lift one arm, lift the opposite leg, while trying to maintain a neutral position of your spine so that you don’t twist in through the hips
  • Remember to breathe out and engage your core as you lift the opposite arm and leg

Try to get into a back and forth rhythm as if you’re walking, alternating. If it’s too hard to not arch your back, then you can bring the arms by the side and work on lifting them so the hand goes towards the hip as well.