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


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


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


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


Frog Jump

2 types of Roll-Outs

Plank Shoulder Taps

plank shoulder taps


Back Extensions

Standing Plank

Hamstring Curls

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



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



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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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