- Exercise & Fitness
Does your workout have balls?
Stability balls are great tools for your workout that are affordable. People buy a lot of gimmicky abdominal training tools from infomercials for more money than these gym staples. To see what is real or not for abdominal training go to a gym and see what the professional trainers use. This article will show some tools to help you get Abtastic results! I hope everybody knows great looking abs need a combination of diet and exercise. These tools help build great abdominals, watching what you eat helps show them off. There is my full disclosure statement, since I took a shot at infomercials I do not want to mislead like them.
Some basic exercises on the stability ball;
Abdominal crunch = Sit on the ball and slowly roll down the ball until it hits the small of your back. Put your hands behind your head with closed fists (to stop you from pulling on your neck). Pull your belly button in and tighten your abs as to brace for a punch in the gut. Do a small crunch and pull your upper back off the ball slightly. This exercise can be modified with weights as you get more advanced.
Reverse ball crunch = Lye on your back squeezing your stability ball between the feet and butt. Tighten your abs like in exercise one and bring your knees toward your chin. This exercise will strengthen your lower abs.
Russian twist = Sit on the ball and roll out until the ball is between your shoulders. Your body should be flat like a table. Press your hands together in prayer position and straighten your arms out. Keep your shoulders stable and twist your rib cage approximately 45 degrees to the right, and then left. As you improve you can add a medicine ball or kettle bell to the exercise. This will work your love handles or oblique’s.
This is just three of the many great exercises you can do with a stability ball. A strong core is a very important thing for day to day life not just for eye candy!
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