I decided that it had been way too long since I shared a workout with you. I love this stability ball circuit I have been doing with my personal training clients so it seemed like the perfect thing to post. When I train I usually start my clients out with a little bit of cardio like jogging, stairs, biking or rowing and then I take them through a dynamic warmup to stretch their muscles. After that I typically move into some sort of core or plyo/stability circuit before getting into the strength/real workout portion of the session. And then I always finish with static stretching and foam rolling.
I think it’s so important to devote attention and time to strengthening your core and improving your balance/stability. These are things that will benefit you in your every day life in addition to helping you become stronger, faster and more efficient with you workouts.
Stability Ball Core Workout
And here is a video with demo and explanation of all of the exercises.
The stability ball allows you to use minimal equipment while getting a great workout. I keep one of these in my house in an extra bedroom and frequently break it out for some quick abs after running. Working off of an unstable service like a stability ball or a Bosu makes everything more challenging. It forces your body to stabilize and activate in ways that it wouldn’t if you were in complete control. That said, if some of these exercises are too advanced for you starting out, many of them can be done with your own bodyweight on the floor until you build up the strength to do it on the ball.
Enjoy and let me know if you try it! I love feedback and questions!