The exercise ball is a great workout tool that can add endless variety to your workout routine. The following trio includes an exercise for the upper body, lower body and abdominal muscles as well.
To maximize the benefits of this workout, do 30 repetitions of each exercise and complete the trio for 3 sets.
#1 Tricep Extension
Begin with a tricep extension. Hold the ball with the palms of your hands overhead – arms extended…..
…..Bend at the elbows, reaching for your shoulder blades (see next photo). Extend arms and repeat.
# 2 Abdominal Tuck
Position yourself with your thighs on the ball and your arms planted on the ground in front of you. Using your abs and maintaining a straight back, tuck your knees toward your chest. Return legs to starting position and repeat.
# 3 Leg Extension
Lying flat on your back, bend your knees and squeeze the ball with both legs. Extend your knees, lifting your feet toward the ceiling. Repeat.