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Top 5 Fitness Ball Exercises

Sep 9, 2008
In fat-burning sessions, you have several options to embrace. You can use the elliptical machines, treadmill and stepper machine for your cardio exercise.

Or you can perhaps join the aerobics sessions. To do the strength and resistance training, you can either use the machines or lift dumbbells.

Although there are many exercise approaches to trim down, some are just particularly fond of using the fitness ball to give them the perfect abs, firm legs and broad shoulders. The steps are:

1.Seated Wall Roll. This targets the buttocks, hamstrings and quadriceps. To do it, you can stand up and lean your back on the wall. Your feet must be apart in line with your hips.

Place the fitness ball between the wall and your lower back. Start squatting to allow the ball to roll along your back until you reach the sitting position. Let your knees create a 45-degree angle as you sit and then return to the initial position.

2.Abdominal Roll. This specifically targets the abdominal muscles. Lie flat on the floor and bend your knees. Make sure your feet are also flat on the floor.

Place the fitness ball on your thighs, adjacent to your knees. Then, put your hands on top of the ball. Bring your shoulder blades away from the floor and lift them up.

Let the ball roll until the top of your knees and hold it for a few seconds and get back to the initial position. Repeat the routine for as many repetitions.

3.Opposite Limb Extension. This targets your hamstrings and buttocks, to include lower back. Lie down with your stomach on the fitness ball. Balance yourself with your hands and toes.

Look down the floor and stretch your left arm and right leg at the same time. Hold that position for 2 to 3 seconds and get back to the original position. This time, lift your right arm and left leg. Hold it for 2 to 3 seconds before you repeat the routine for as many reps as you can.

4.Balanced Push-Ups. This aims attention on your abs, triceps and shoulders. Put your hands on top of the ball and your body must create a 45-degree angle along with the floor.

Stabilize yourself on your toe's tips. Bend toward the elbows with your body lowered away from the ball. After which, you can draw yourself back up to the initial position.

5.Fly like Superman. This targets the buttocks and back. Lie with your stomach on the ball. Create a 45-degree angle along with the floor.

Stabilize yourself using the tips of your toes. Extend your arms up fronting you as if you're like superman flying on the air. Maintain the said position for as long as you can.

These fitness ball exercises can be fun and helpful. Try it yourself and you'll see the wonders it does.
About the Author
Finding the perfect Tony Horton's 10 Minute Trainer takes time and effort. The P90X Plus workout is a great place to start if a person is interested in flat abs. The P90X is also another workout that will help develop flat abs.
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