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Best Total Lower Body Workout with Stability Ball

Target and tone your lower body! Coach Nicole of SparkPeople.com leads you through a short (8-minute) exercise routine that will help you tone up your legs, butt and calves. These standing exercises are perfect for people of all fitness levels.


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BabyFit Pregnancy Core Workout with a Ball

BabyFit’s prenatal fitness instructors demonstrate a short and effective abs and core exercise routine with a band and a ball. These exercises are suitable for all trimesters of pregnancy. Find more info about pregnancy and exercise at the 100% free site www.BabyFit.com.


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6 Swiss Ball Back Extension

Back Extensions over the Swiss Ball complement crunches perfectly. Advantages over more conventional equipment include increased activation of the inter-segmental stabilizers of your spine and core muscles in general.


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Stability Ball Lunge with Weights- Coach Nicole’s Favorites

Coach Nicole of SparkPeople.com demonstrates how to do lunges with a stability ball and dumbbells (optional). This is a great lower body exercise to target the thighs (quads, hamstrings) and butt (glutes). Using a ball improves your form and helps you get more out of this strength exercise.


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Stability Ball Crunch – Better than Floor Crunches six pack

AskTheTrainer.com Personal Trainer Michael Behnken, MS, NASM-CPT-PES, CSCS Stability ball crunches are what makes the stability ball worth the money you pay for it. The number 1 thing to not do, is move the ball while you do crunches. To increase the difficulty of the stability ball crunch you should just move your hips up towards the top of the ball. With your hands behind your head, this should provide more than enough resistance to get a great abdominal contraction. Make sure you not only crunch your abdominals (rectus abdominis), but draw in your core (transverse abdominis). There are many ways to modify the stability ball crunch, but make sure to use correct form and master this standard version first. Neither this crunch nor any core or abs exercise will get you the elusive 6pack abs or six pack washboard stomach alone. If you have excess fat around your mid section you should learn all about it. AskTheTrainer.com


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Stability Ball Basics

This vidoe shows you the basics on beginning to use a stability/swiss ball, including proper inflation. www.numberoneme.com


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Stability Ball Workout : Stability Ball: Preacher Curl

You can use either your knees or toes to steady yourself as you do preacher curls with your stability ball. Learn how to do a full body workout with a stability ball in this free fitness video. Expert: Sue Conrad Contact: www.fitnesscanbfun.com Bio: Sue Conrad is a personal trainer with a certification through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) since 2001. She currently teaches cardio kickboxing and trains clients of various ages. Filmmaker: Patrick Eaves


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Exercise Index: Swiss Ball Squat

Demonstration of the Swiss Ball Squat. Trainee Rob Turner, owner Functional Performance Systems Before everyone and there mother messages me about the usefulness of this exercise please realize that this is just another tool in the arsenal and not a movement that we depends on at FPS. I do find it a good way to wake up the nervous system and lower extremity stabilizers. Coaching Tips 1. Hold neutral spine positioning with area below belly button pulled inward to activate abdominal wall. 2. Exhale going down. Inhale upon rising. (yes, that’s right for this movement) 3. Perform squat while standing on high quality, burst resistant swiss ball. Regression/Make it Easier ***1. Learn to be very proficient at kneeling and standing on swiss ball. 2. Stand in doorway or hold onto nearby structure to provide additional support while mastering the squat movement. Possible Progression/Make it Harder 1. Keep hands crossed at the chest. 2. Move feet closer to center of ball. 3. Add a small load. 4. Close eyes. Benefits 1. Activates the stabilizers of the lower half. 2. Improves abdominal wall function. 3. Improves proprioception. 4. Strong central nervous system activation. 5. Improves neuromuscular coordination. 6. Challenging and fun. Please seek advice of qualified health professional before attempting as all exercise are not beneficial for everyone. Please subscribe. Thanks for watching. Email – Info@functionalps.com.


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How to Use a Stability Ball for Exercise

Coach Nicole of SparkPeople.com explains the basics of using a stability or “Swiss” ball for fitness. Learn which size ball you should use, and get safety tips and exercise ideas to improve your core (abs) strength, balance and coordination.


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Swiss Ball & Medicine Ball

SWISS balls -Guaranteed to be burst-resistant up to a load of 500kg. Ideal for super heavy duty use Anti-burst ball available in 65 and 75 cm Medicine balls -High quality weighted Medicine Balls, Slip-resistant textured surface with a rubberised grip


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