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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Workout 6: Swiss Ball & Dumbbell Challenge

This workout is the last in the series utilizing a Swiss Ball and dumbbells. It is the most challenging of the three and it builds upon the previous two: workout 4 and workout 5 with Cari Ham from Fitness on the Run. The five exercises Cari taught and I performed were the following:

1. Ball Bench Press (feels good on entire body)

2. Ball 1-Arm Row (fun with a good balance challenge)

3. Ball 1-Leg Hamstring Curl (nice for the tushy and back of the legs)

4. Ball Prone Shoulder Press (hated this one...but great for the posture)

5. Ball Single-Leg Split Squat (total klutz with this one...talk about a tough balancing act!)

Similar to all of our simple, but challenging workouts, it is necessary to perform 15 reps of each of the five exercises. Then, without a break, repeat the series three times. This provides a cardiovascular benefit along with the musculoskeletal advantages of performing resistance exercises.

Enjoy! This one really is a great, full-body workout!


Dina said...

LOVE these moves! Great for a person like me, who has a ball and dumbbells but little else in my home for workouts. Thanks for the awesome ideas, and showing perfect form!

Shohidul Islam said...

This is really good. But mys sister has high blood pressure. Is it good for her?
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