If you have a Swiss ball, then it's probably about time you used it, and the "lying Swiss-ball row with external rotation" is a great exercise to try out. Men's Health gives you the lowdown on this arm workout. As with the incline bench row, you will work your back, biceps and ...more
Push ups using the swiss ball make a great exercise even better. Adding a Swiss Ball to the push up creates an element of instability and extra challenge.
Crunches on the Swiss ball offer several advantages over more conventional methods and machines. When done correctly the Swiss Ball crunch is super effective.
You'll need a stability ball for this "Swiss-ball cable Russian-twist" abs exercise from Men's Health. To progress in this particular exercise, simply increase the weight and use a fuller stability ball. Attach a handle to a high pulley-cable and place a Swiss ball in front o ...more
If traditional supine bridges become too easy, you can try to progress to the one leg version. This exercise is going to work your glutes like none other. Your hamstrings and lower back are also heavily engaged during this exercise. The single leg bridge requires an advanced l ...more
The Swiss ball brings an element of instability to basic exercises like the straight leg bridge. This stimulates and conditions your deep core muscles improving spinalstability. In addition to these small but important joint stabilizer muscles the Straight Leg Bridge also targ ...more
Reverse crunches on the Swiss Ball allow you to train your abdominal through a full range of motion while challenging your balance and coordination. This movement requires more lower abdominal strength than regular crunches.
Bicep Curls using the Swiss Ball are a great option for anyone who wants to do a little arm work but who doesn't have the time or equipment for regular curls with barbells or dumbbells.
Bridging movements are some of my favorite Swiss ball exercises. They generally offer a wide progression difficulty. I've used the bent knee bridge with de-conditioned clients in their seventies and challenged young athletes with the advanced variations.
How to do hamstring curls on a swiss ball or exercise ball.
Using the correct size Swiss Ball is essential to getting the most out of exercises using the ball. Here are some suggestions on determining the correct size ball.
Lateral muslces - better known as your obliques or love handles - typically don't get trained during ab workouts which focus on upper and lower abs but nothing on the side. Tone your abs the full 360 degrees around so you look like a slinky goddess from every which angle by d ...more
Have you tried working out with a swiss ball? A swiss ball and outer thigh lifts are an essential part of toning your legs and strength training. This fitness how-to video demonstrates how to target the outside of your thighs with outside thigh lifts. Learn about muscle traini ...more
Last time we looked at the Hamstring Curl on the ball. A good complement to this exercise is the Quad Extension. The knee extension in this exercise definitely works your quads but also involves the upper body, abs and core.
Pelvic Tilts are designed to warm up your lower back and enhance mobility and coordination in your lumbar spine.
The Spinal Twist or Russian Twist is a great way to loosen up your back and gently work your obliques.
The Knee Tuck or Jackknife is a challenging exercise that works your body from head to toe. The exercise is somewhat similar to Rollouts, requiring your lower abdominals to contract isometrically, stabilizing your spine.
The Superman or Alternating Superman exercise on the ball is all about precision. This exercise integrates countless muscles in your back and core. Especially thesmall stabilizer muscles in your spine that attach one vertebra to another thereby stabilizing and supporting your ...more
Roll Outs are similar to the plank posture in yoga where you isometrically engage your abdominals and core to stabilize and control anterior pelvic tilt thus preventing hyper-extending your lower back.
In this video, Yuri Elkaim teaches three abdominal exercises on a stability ball. First, he demonstrates a variation of the plank exercise, rolling back and forth on the ball, and then two other exercises. Learn tips on how to do these exercises correctly to be safe and avoid ...more
Land-based training exercise for kayak rolling using a Swiss exercise ball.
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Learn how to perform warm up exercises on a stability or Swiss ball.
Forget all the drugs used to induce you into labor. Our nine and a half month pregnant host demonstrates how to do induce labor naturally and safely by massaging pressure points. She also offers great yoga poses to do on a Swiss ball to reduce lower back aches. You don't have ...more
Don't even attempt this exercise if you're not trusting of gravity (and have amazing core balance). Combining one-armed push-ups with chest bounces from the stability ball, the exercise is dependent on your core strength and trust that the ball won't fly away as you come down. ...more
Also known as a Swiss ball or an exercise ball, this workout prop breaks up your routine. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: keep back straight and abs tight, hold ball in place, while a partner presses down. Tom Clifford ...more
Also known as a Swiss ball or an exercise ball, this workout prop will help to tone your back muscles. Learn exercises and stretches for your workout routine in this fitness video. Take action: keep toes wide for stability, maintain balance, place hands on head and extend back ...more
Exercise is a very important for everyone on a daily basis. Our society has evolved into a life of work, work and work. The majority of these jobs are sitting at a desk in some sort of cubicle. Humans are not built for this purpose; we are made to be active every single day. T ...more
In this video, John Alvino talks about his favorite lower ab exercises. The first is called the lowball pulling. You begin by putting your feet on top of a swiss ball, put your hands in push up position, have good stability and bring your knees towards your chest and then exte ...more
First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more
Not long ago in Rome during a Master’s Tennis Tournament something remarkable happened. In a tightly contested game, American Andy Roddick challenged a linesman’s call on a ball hit by his opponent. The remarkable thing about this incident was that Roddick argued against his o ...more
Meringues are a French and Swiss dessert made of whipped egg whites and sugar, and they are light, sweet, and crispy confections. To make traditional meringues, you beat egg whites into soft foamy peaks, and then keep whipping as you gradually add sugar until the peaks become ...more
There was once a time when everyone scoffed at the turmeric tonic tea sold at the coffee shop I work at. Funny, because as of recently, we seem to be selling out. How can this be explained? Beyoncé must have been spotted buying turmeric beverages on the cover of some celebrity ...more