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!
Therefore, when it came to asking a question: gym or no gym? My answer was a strong: 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:
- 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:
Here is my take on 11 FANTABULUOUS stability ball exercises:
2 Push Up variations
Standing Side-Splits with a Ball
2 types of Roll-Outs
Plank Shoulder Taps
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?