Swiss Ball

How To : Do push-ups on a Swiss ball

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.

How To : Do crunches on a swiss ball

Crunches on the Swiss ball offer several advantages over more conventional methods and machines. When done correctly the Swiss Ball crunch is super effective.

How To : Tone abs with the Swiss ball cable Russian twist

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

How To : Do a single leg bridge on a swiss ball

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

How To : Do straight leg bridge on a swiss ball

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

How To : Do reverse crunches on a Swiss ball

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.

How To : Do bicep curls on a swiss ball

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.

How To : Do a bent knee bridge on a swiss ball

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 : Use a Swiss ball to do outer thigh lifts

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

How To : Do quad extensions on a swiss ball

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.

How To : Do knee tucks on a swiss ball

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.

How To : Do the superman on a swiss ball

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

How To : Do the Roll Out on a swiss ball

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.

How To : Do 3 exercises on a Swiss Ball for six pack abs

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

How To : Do a bouncing push up for MMA fighters

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

How To : Do back exercises using a stability ball

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

How To : Define your lower abs with bar exercises

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

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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

News : Seido and The Shadow

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

How To : Golden Milk Is the New Fall Superdrink

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

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