10 Fun Moves to Reshape Your Body With an Exercise Ball Workout

I used to have one fitness ball at home and actually it took me a while to use it. It was just given to me by a close relative and I barely have knowledge about it except that it’s for exercise. Thank goodness my friend lends some help and now it became one of my favorite fitness equipment at home. They are not just fun, it also doesn’t take a lot of space.

 

woman relaxing with exercise ball

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No. 1: Squats With an Exercise Ball

  1. Stand with the exercise ball propped between your lower (lumbar) spine and a wall, pressing slightly into the ball. With hands at your sides or on hips, check that your feet are hip-width apart and slightly in front of you.
  2. Bending at your knees and hips, slowly move into a sitting position with your knees over your ankles. Keep the ball in contact with your back as you move.
  3. Return to standing position, keeping the ball in contact with your back as you move.

Repeat 8-15 times.
Challenge: Lift one foot 1 or 2 inches off the floor and try doing the exercise with one leg at a time. Switch and repeat with the other leg.

No. 2: Birddogs With an Exercise Ball

  1. Get on your hands and knees with the exercise ball under your abdomen.
  2. Lift and extend your opposite arm and leg off the floor at the same time.
  3. Reach away from the center of your body while balancing on the ball and keeping your hips stable.

 

See more exercises at http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/10-fun-moves-to-reshape-your-body-with-exercise-ball-workout

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