Thursday, May 23, 2013

Stability Ball Exercise Routine




Hi Everyone!

Today's workout is fun! This is a full body workout, using a stability (or exercise) ball. The balance required with a stability ball, adds an extra element of challenge to this workout. 

If you find it difficult to maintain your balance it's okay. With practice your core strength will increase, and you will find the different positions easier to maintain. 

For me the biggest challenge was holding the balance during mountain climbers on the ball. You can start by holding a plank, and work your way up to the mountain climbers. 

As always, focus on form, and utilizing the movement's full range of motion. 

Enjoy the workout!
Melissa





Beginner: 10 reps
Intermediate: 15 reps
Advanced: 20 reps

Repeat 1-3X

1. Mountain Climber
2. Butt/Hamstring Pull
3. Back Extension
4. Front Leg Lift
5. Back Leg Lift
6. Knee Pull
7. Bridge Press
8. Squat and Reach
9. Pike
10. Ball Pass

7 comments:

  1. I have wrists problem and cannot do any exercises which involves applying pressure on wrists, so i do exercises like Pike and Knee Pull on my elbows- putting elbows on the bench.
    What do you think Melissa?

    Thought this could help some one.

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  2. I love that modification! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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    1. thanks Melissa! good to know that it's working!

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  5. I am an Occupational Therapist. I am also a runner. I enjoy all aspects of fitness and don't believe in karting stagnation. These workouts are designed to include variety so you don't get bored.

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  6. What is the size of the stability ball that you are using , the one I gave is too big for most of the exercises your doing.

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