How I Jinxed Spring, Stability Ball Training 101 & 11 Super Effective Exercises For Your Core

So… um… I jinxed the weather! It went from nice and warm to a snow storm and 15 cm of snow. Winter, I am so over you!

I'm tired of winter

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Therefore, when it came to asking a question: gym or no gym? My answer was a strong: I don’t think so!

I don't think so

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Especially, that I’ve got a great alternative! How about a workout with a stability ball that I purchased about a month ago for situations just like this one?! BINGO!

First of all, benefits:

  • Inexpensive
  • Effective and low-impact core workout
  • Improve posture & stability
  • Muscle balance
  • Increase flexibility
  • Must-have if you have back or spine problems
  • Great rehabilitation from back, hip and knee injuries
  • Strengthen abdominal muscles

Second, I wasn’t aware *most likely beacause I am a dum-dum*, but there are actually guidelines as to how to choose the right ball! According to ACE Fit, when you’re sitting on the ball, your knees and hips should align at a 90-degree angle. You can find the following guide extremely helpful:

correct ball sizing

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Here is my take on 11 FANTABULUOUS stability ball exercises:

2 Push Up variations

Ball Pass

Standing Side-Splits with a Ball

Standing Side-Splits with a Ball

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Frog Jump

2 types of Roll-Outs

Plank Shoulder Taps

plank shoulder taps

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Back Extensions

Standing Plank

Hamstring Curls

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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Do you like trying out new exercises? What was the last time you tried something new? What’s your favorite stability ball exercise?

xoxo
Olena

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10 responses to “How I Jinxed Spring, Stability Ball Training 101 & 11 Super Effective Exercises For Your Core

  1. I love the ball pass and the hamstring curl that you have here! I also do a similar thing, except flipped over with my stomach facing down, in a plank with my toes on the ball, and bring my knees into my stomach. Good one!

  2. No! More snow? I am so over this winter! These stability ball exercises are great! I haven’t blogged about it much, but I really need to focus on my core – I think a weak core is causing some pretty epic back pain!

  3. absgoldberg

    omg, it’s like we went from spring back to winter in less than 24 hours. At least where I am it’s suppose to warm up again tomorrow. I love a stability ball pushup or hamstring curl.

  4. LOVE stability ball work! One of my favorite exercises on the ball is back extensions!

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