Happy Tone It Up Tuesday!
Summer's a month away, so we put together this great routine you can do with a stability ball!
Your TLC Workout - Tone Lift & Cinch! We're going to show you 4 moves using an exercise ball, so grab one before you begin :) Perform 10-12 reps of each exercise for 3 sets... get ready to give your body the TLC it needs!
Exercise 1. Pike Up to Tone It Up
Begin in plank position, with your hands under your shoulders and your back flat, with a stability ball under your shins and the tops of your feet. Engage your abs so that your hips don't droop and your back is parallel to the floor. Use your abs and legs to move the ball closer to the middle as you lift your hips toward the ceiling and keep your head down at your arms, creating an inverted V-shape with your body. Your toes should be on the ball. Hold for one count and slowly roll back to the starting position. Repeat for 10 to 12 reps. Perform 3 sets.
Exercise 2. Stability Ball Push-up to Lift it Up
Begin in plank position, with your hands under your shoulders and your back flat, with a stability ball under your shins. Engaged your core to keep your balance on the ball as you bend your elbows and lower your upper body towards the floor. Hold for one count and straighten your arms, lifting your upper body back to the starting position. Repeat for 10 to 12 reps. Perform 3 sets.
Exercise 3. Hip Extension to Lift it Up
Lay on your back with your arms at your sides and your calves and heels on the stability ball. Squeeze your glutes and push down on the ball with your legs to lift your hips towards the ceiling. Hold for one count then slowly lower your hips to the floor to the starting position. Repeat for 10 to 12 reps. Perform 3 sets.
Exercise 4. Split Squat with Stability Ball to Cinch it Up!
Stand with your left leg forward and the top of your right foot on the stability ball. Engage your abs as you bend your left knee forward and slide your right shin over the stability ball until it almost reaches your knee. Hold for one count then straighten our left knee and roll the ball back under your right foot to the starting position. Repeat for 10 to 12 reps on each leg. Perform 3 sets.