Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Stability Ball and your Hamstrings!

OK ready...Get your Stability Ball and do this! Really?! We may need to practice a bit on this particular movement. But I've got one for you that you CAN do and it will make a difference with your hamstrings!

Lie flat on your back on the floor. Place your heels on top of a stability ball. Rest your arms by your sides. Tighten your abs, dig your heels into the ball, bend at the knees and roll the ball towards your glutes. Straighten your legs to roll the ball back to start position. If this is not challenging, try to lift your body off the floor as high as possible so that only your shoulders are making contact. If this is still too easy after doing 12 reps with only 45-60 seconds of rest in between, then try one leg at a time.

This exercise strengthens the hamstrings, glutes and entire core. Add this to your leg workout or add it into your total body work out every other day! I be see you with a tighter back side in no time ;)

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Success leads to success.
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1 comment:

  1. These core workout will eventually counter each other that will lead to a balance which will remove abdominal fat. Aside from being considered as a very effective abdominal exercise, it is also a little fun because it involves more movements than the crunches and the leg raising.