Workout using exercise ball and get your belly toned
An exercise ball, also called as a Swiss ball or stability ball has its own benefits and is a great fitness tool. If repeated reps and sets of floor exercises does not get you excited or motivate you enough, then grab an exercise ball. This will lead a new way of workout. Exercise ball is very versatile when it comes to workout. You can do various stretch exercises using exercise ball. If you have no time or less time for gym then get an exercise ball and you can shred few ponds.
- It helps you get tones stomach area
- It helps you do abdominal crunches better
- Variety of exercises using one fitness tool
- It will help you improve your balance
- It is inexpensive and makes a good option who wants to exercise on a budget
Add an exercise ball to you routine workout.
You can use this exercise ball for overhead ball squat or wall squat. While using it as overhead ball squat you hold the light weighted exercise ball in your hand, hold it up extend it over your head and practice squats. It engages your shoulder upright.
While performing wall squats stand three feet from a wall with feet shoulder width apart. Now place the ball between the mid and lower back balance it with the wall and squat down to form 90 degree at the knees. Roll the ball down simultaneously and hold for couple of seconds and then move to the normal position. Repeat 10-15 reps.
Challenge your core muscle by doing planks using stability ball. Rest your forearms on the top of the ball. Lift your chest off the ball such that your upper body weight is supported by your forearms. Keep your toes on the floor. Keep your neck line with your spine. Hold this position for 30-45 seconds. For maximum muscle toning hold the position for 1 minute.
You can also do a low plank position. Place your forearms on the floor. Place your feet and ankles on the Swiss ball. Your body should be straight from shoulder to ankles. Hold on for 30 seconds and repeat this for 2-3 times. Avoid arching your body. Be sure you for a straight line from your shoulders to ankle.
Lie back on the Swiss ball. Your feet on the floor, knees 90 degree. Pull your arms hanging behind up straight. This will help you give a proper stretch on your abs. hold this position for 20 seconds and repeat it 2-3 times. Avoid if you have back pain.
Place your palms on the floor forming a push up position. Place your thigh on the exercise ball. Raise your torso parallel to the ground. Bend your elbow and lower body nearly touch on the floor. Hold for couple of seconds and push back to the normal position. You can do 8-10 reps and complete 2 sets.