You may already have your go-to strength training routine, but you can add a stability ball and literally “have a ball” with your strength training. They’re fairly simple to perform, too, but add a level of intensity that a flat bench just won’t achieve.
Here are a few tips on incorporating strength training ball exercises into your regular routine:
- Go ahead and use the stability ball instead of weights for your shoulder press by holding the ball and lifting it up to the ceiling or sky—depending on whether you’re inside or outside.
- Take your push-ups to new heights by putting your feet on the stability ball and then performing as many push-ups as you can. It will be a challenge!
- Replace an incline or decline bench with the stability ball and work your routine with the ball instead.
- The stability ball is great for working your core, but it can also be used for all muscle groups. So, go ahead and add it to your strength training mix.
- Add some intensity to your crunches. Switch out your regular crunches with stability ball crunches. Wow!
- Instead of using a flat bench, use the stability ball.
You see? You can work your strength training routine and have a ball at the same time!
In order to avoid risk of injury, please seek advice directly from your physician, especially if you have existing medical issues, before beginning any exercise or nutritional program. Also, be sure to stretch after exercise to avoid muscle and joint tightness.