Work your core from all sides and improve your balance a bit with this Exercise Ball Core Workout that you can do almost anywhere
Loving the Olympic Winter games so far? It’s hard to believe that they are wrapping up on Sunday! I am actually more of a summer games person, but hockey is our family favorite since my husband played hockey for years.
Keeping all the Olympic athletes fueled through rigorous routines is a tall order, and Core Power has stepped in as the Official Protein Drink sponsor of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
Core Power sent me a Fit Kit to review, along with a Fit Kit to give away to one of my 30/31 Challenge participants! The Fit Kit is awesome – it came with 3 Core Power drinks, an exercise ball, gym bag, sweat towel, water bottle (my favorite kind!), and a yoga mat with a nice mesh tote.
I was excited that the fit kit included an exercise ball! An exercise ball is a great addition to any home gym if you have the space for it.
Some of the benefits of stability ball exercises:
- Adds challenge to traditional exercises
- Improves balance
- Improves coordination
- Improves body awareness
- Improves body stabilization
Just be certain that if you are a beginner at stability ball exercises, find a stable surface like a wall to prop your feet on for added stability until your balance improves. And please, don’t stand on top of an exercise ball! Even if other people do it…it’s just plain stupid and risky.
Exercise Ball Workout
This exercise ball core workout is designed to hit all areas of your core, plus the ball helps engage your stabilizing muscles = a stronger core overall. Beginners start with 2 rounds and advanced exercisers can go up to 5 rounds, just go at your own pace and challenge yourself!
Exercises in this workout:
Pike with gliders (here’s how to do a pike on a ball)
Ball Jackknife (instead of ball pike for beginners)
Food allergy mom and healthy living blogger! Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist