In this, ‘at-home’ workout, Olympic Gold Medalist speed skater Dan Jansen, uses an exercise ball made by GolfGym.com to demonstrate core and balance exercises.
“Firstly, this workout will help you enhance your core strength, as well as your balance. Secondly, these exercises will boost your proprioception which connects the body motion you are doing with the brain,” says 8-time World Record Holder speed Skater Dan Jansen. ‘These exercises will not only help improve your balance and core strength but also train your ‘sixth sense’, which is your body awareness for where you are in space.”
Translation-your will have better balance, increase your reaction time and be able to move more freely and smoothy.
“I recommend doing exercises on an exercise ball (Swiss Ball/Fit Ball) because the instability of the ball is more challenging to your core and balance than just doing the exercises on a flat surface,” says Jansen.
Exercise Ball Workout with Dan Jansen
Push-Ups-Hips on Ball-Feet on Ball-Hands on Ball
Supine Bridge-Challenge-Heels on Ball
Leg Lift-Challenge-Add Medicine ball
Walk Out-Challenge-Add Pike