After last week post I got a lot of questions about specific workouts that you can do with the stability ball and what exercises burn most fat. So here is a great fat burning stability ball workout that takes just 5 minutes!
Use the normal 5-minute workout format; 20 seconds on each exercise followed by 10 seconds rest and then straight into the next exercise.
1/ S/b squat pulse
2/ S/b back extension
3/ Half staggered press up
4/ s/b leg curls
5/ Half plank- alternate arm up
S/b Squat Pulse
Stand in upright position against wall with knees slightly bent, feet hip width apart stability ball in the small of your back.
Squat down towards the ground, pushing your hips back and bending your knees.
Bob up and down making small, quick movements.
Points To Remember:
Make sure your weight is through the heels of your feet at all times.
Make sure your knees don’t go forward further than the end of your toes.
Make sure you back remains straight and upright.
S/b Back Extension
Lay face down on the ball with your feet against a wall for support.
Hands on the sides of your head.
Arch upwards as high as you can, then lower yourself slowly down.
Points To Remember:
Don’t push using your legs, just use them for balance.
Lift up using your back.
Half Staggered Press Up
Kneel on floor with hands just over shoulder width apart out in front of you. Have one hand forward and one hand back.
Lower your body down as far as you can so your chest goes over the line of your back hand.… Read more->
This entry was posted on December 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm and is filed under 5-minute-workout, stabiilty ball. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
If you are looking for a great exercise to burn fat off your love handles and obliques, you have come to the right place. Read on to discover an unknown exercise that will take inches off your side muscles.
This exercise is using the stability ball and it is really important you practice and perfect the technique with this one if you want maximum results.
Position: Lay sideways on the stability ball with your feet against the wall. Lay your body at 45 degree angle, i.e. sideways on, but your top hip should lean further sideways than the bottom one.
Technique: Crunch up sideways keeping your body at the 45 degree angle. Crunch as high as you can and you should feel the love handles and obliques on the top hip working.
Points To Remember: Keep at the 45 degree angle and keep you body along that straight line. If you don’t feel the side muscles working as you crunch up you haven’t perfected the technique.
Today’s Takeaway – Always look to different exercises to work problem areas such as the obliques or love handles. Variety is often what the body needs to make the improvements that you are looking for.
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This entry was posted on August 20, 2009 at 6:06 pm and is filed under abs, stabiilty ball, Workouts. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
A great tool for working, toning, and burning fat from your abs is the Stability Ball.
Why is this?
The instability the ball gives you means you engage a lot more muscles especially around your stomach. For example if you are doing a stability ball sit-up you will be using your oblique and upper thigh muscles to stabilize your body.
So your burn more calories than you would do without the ball.
Follow this ab circuit using the stability ball. Its a four exercise circuit and for best results repeat it 3/4 times.
Stability Ball Sit-Up:
Lay face up on the ball with your head touching the back of the ball.
Crunch up keeping your eyes up towards the ceiling, then slowly lower back down.
Stability Ball Side Sit-up:
Lie sideways on the ball with your feet against a wall to stabilise.
Wrap your body around the ball and squeeze up sideways as high as possible.
Stability Ball Back Extension:
Lie face down on the ball with your feet against the wall to stabilise.
Arch up as high as possible then slowly lower your body around the ball.
Do 15-20 repetitions of each of exercise.
Use dumbbells in your hands if the exercise becomes easy.
Today’s Takeaway - Circuit Training on your abs is highly effective at burning fat. Try it and see for yourself!
This entry was posted on June 18, 2009 at 4:03 pm and is filed under abs, circuit training, stabiilty ball. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
A lot of people have stability balls (otherwise known as swiss balls or fit balls) but don’ use them.
They sit in the garage and never get around to using them.
But are they a useful fat loss tool?
Used correctly and it is an excellent fat loss tool. It makes you engage a lot of muscles that you wouldn’t with regular exercise. The ball creates instability you body has to deal with.
Do a regular crunch, but try it on the ball.
Lay on the ball with your head touching the back of the ball. From there perfrom a normal sit-up.
Try 3 sets of this and feel the difference in your stomach muscles the next day!
The first time you try this you should probably have a chair or wall next to just in case you lose your balance.
Today Takeaway -Start using your stabilityball if you have one. It will dramatically improve your fat loss results.
This entry was posted on May 16, 2009 at 11:16 am and is filed under abs, stabiilty ball. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.