Changing up or incorporating new things into your workout routine keeps things exciting and is even better for your body. You can work out new muscles you didn’t even know you had! This is why I’m challenging you to incorporate fitness balls into your workouts, if you don’t already do this.
Fitness balls are excellent tools to create instability in your workouts. When you make exercises less stable, you force your core to engage and keep you steady.
Here are some fun ways to incorporate a fitness ball into your workout:
- Sit on the ball and slowly lean back and engage your abs to sit back up. Repeat 20 times, three times during your workout.
- Lie on your back and place the ball between your legs. Reach your legs down towards the ground and your arms up overhead, then reach up and lift your legs up. Reach for the ball, grab the ball, and extend the ball overhead while lowering your legs. Repeat 10 times, three times during your workout.
- Balance your forearms on the ball. Come into a forearm plank, toes on the ground, arms on the ball. Engage your core and hold for 10 to 20 seconds.
- Do push-ups on the ball. Either on your knees or in a full push-up position, place your hands on the ball. Slowly lower down, and then push back up. Repeat 10 times, three times during your workout.
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