Today is another wonderfully chilly day in North Dakota with snow still on the ground from yesterday; however, it is nowhere near as bad as it was 2 years ago when we moved here. See the picture below? That was Oct 27, 2010. Need I say more? And, those are not Christmas lights on the deck, they are Halloween lights!!
Thankfully I’m not staring at that this morning!
Today I wanted to work on some more exercises on the stability ball. I love the way I can work my core during the whole workout and these are some of my favorite moves that I’ve been doing for years. Below is the workout I did. I ended up doing 4 sets of each circuit…I also had 3 cups of coffee this morning. In case you are unsure of how to do an exercise, I have included links (below) to examples of each exercise. After my workout, I pulled out one of my trusty yoga videos. My muscles are pretty tight from this week, and I need to get a really good stretch in.
The scorpion is a favorite. We did it in our first circuit with Best Body Bootcamp, and I just had to share it with ya! I haven’t done the scorpion in quite a few years, so it was “fun” to get back into that exercise again. Remember to stretch when your finished!!
- Scorpions– Hint: Place your ball against the wall for better stability. If this is still too hard, do the exercise without the stability ball.
- Lying Tricep Extension
- Ball Pass
- Wall Squat
- Side Plank Rotations– If you are not ready, take out the rotations and just do the side planks
- Chest Fly – One Leg– If it is too hard with just one leg, keep both feet on the ground
- Reverse Crunch