Hit the Spot: Toning Exercises with a Ball
Firming exercises using an exercise ball to target your abs, arms, butt and thighs and improve your balance.
Hey everyone, I'm Lauren Boggi Goldenberg and I'm the founder and creator of Lithe Method located in Philadelphia and New York City, and I created this routine exclusively for Fitness Magazine. Hope you like it. So for this move, she's going to stand nice and tall on that leg. Her left leg is going to expand; it's going to remain parallel, shoulders heavy. She's going inhale really breathing into the left side of her waist as she takes her upper body down to the floor trying to keep balance, tapping, good, now exhale really pull the belly in and good. Do it again. This time try to hold that leg up, great, and then she's going to exhale and perfect. So for this move, her right hand is going to be right on that ball. Her left hand is underneath the shoulder. She's going to inhale, flex that left elbow, take that right arm right to about two o'clock, and then she's going to exhale draw that ball back, and again take a big breath, good, really think about the left shoulder, pull the belly in, fly the shoulders down squeeze the glutes and then one more time, take a breath, and then exhale coming right back to start. So for this move, she's going to be sitting on her glute, right leg is descended, left arms reaching, take a breath, and then exhale pull those abs and press to the heel with the hand extending dropping the leg, pushing for the foot, do it again, lowering nice and easy, good, inhale and then exhale really squeeze the ball picking up that hip, nice job, one last time. Taking your breath in to lower and then exhale really slide the shoulders down, lifting the hip, great job, and then we slowly lower. So for this next move, she's going to stand nice and tall. Her one leg is extended, [unk]. She's pressing into the ball, arms are reaching, take a breath in and just drop down bending that standing leg ball is going to roll forward arm extend, good, and then exhale, pull the belly in, which is going to slide the shoulders down and really contract those abs. Do it again. Take the sit down, flexing the foot, balance, and then exhale nice [unk], and then one last time 1:55 all the way down shoulders, good, and then exhale really strong sliding the shoulders down reaching. So for this move, she's going to be situated on the backs of her [unk], abs are pulling in pressing that ball right into her shins and then she's going to exhale sliding right [unk] touch pressing the ball right into the shin, good, do it again. Exhale, great, last time big breath slide the shoulders down and perfect. So for this move, she's going to hang on tight to the chair, place the ball right behind her knee. She's going to breathe in slowly lowering into a lunge, good, and on the exhale pull the belly and slide the shoulders down and it's going [unk]. Another one, take a breath in slowly lower, hang on tight, good, exhale staying vertical, really pull those abs in and then one last time, taking your breath in, good, stabilizing the shoulders, great job, firing for that glute and exhale.