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Hit the Spot: Toning Exercises with a Ball
Tone up from head to toe with these moves using an exercise ball to target your abs, arms, butt, and thighs and improve your balance.
Targets abs, hips, butt, quads, and hamstrings
- Stand facing a sturdy chair, holding top of chair with arms straight. Place ball behind right knee, then lift right knee to hip height, pressing ball between calf and thigh.
- Gripping top of chair tightly, swing right leg behind you (squeezing ball between calf and thigh) and bend left knee to lower body to floor, keeping back flat and arms straight.
- Stand up on left leg, returning to knee-lift position.
- Do 30 reps; switch sides and repeat.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, April 2013.
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