So it’s been awhile since I’ve graced you with a workout. Well, truth be told my workout schedule is not all that exciting: run, yoga, Insanity DVDs, run some more, repeat. Not much to report.
Lately I have been trying to add some more strength training to my workouts because a) I miss it b) I want to get stronger and c) It’s good for running and well overall well being. [Sidenote: I see CrossFit in my future…] But, not being a member at a gym (no fancy weights or equipment for this girl) has made this a challenge. Until now.
Meet your new friend: the exercise ball. Also known as the stability ball, the balance ball, the birth ball, the Swiss ball… okay it’s a ball people. [I even sit on one at work]
I’m so glad I discovered all the awesomeness this spherical thing can do for your bod. This workout focuses on strengthening major muscle groups (legs, core and arms) by using balance and your body weight. It’s not too long or too strenuous so it was a great addition to my recovery workout on Sunday.
The various links below the workout explain each exercise but if you have any questions just ask :)
A few other notes:
- All exercises are done on the ball
- If you can do more than what I do (5-8 push ups is hard for me!) by all means listen to your body
- Smile and think about how great you’ll feel once it’s over
Questions of the day…
Do you incorporate exercise ball work into your workout?
What exercises would you add?
Why are there so many names for this ball?
Why are gym memberships so expensive?
Why don’t muscles just appear?
Do I have a shopping problem?
Okay I’m done asking questions.