Just roll with it! ?
When it comes to at-home equipment, the stability ball is my favorite choice. It engages all muscles, challenges coordination, strengthens the core and is a lot of fun!!
Furthermore, it is very affordable and easy to store. But keep an eye on the size of ball size, it’s important to find the right fit to make the workout effective.
Here a guide to choose the right exercise ball:
Height: 4’6”- 5” – ball size: 45 cm
Height: 5’1” – 5’7” – ball size: 55 cm
Height: 5’8’ – 6’2” – ball size: 65 cm
Once you got the ball blown up, (I suggest an electrical pump), start by sitting on top of it and bouncing up and down. Do some wall squats with the ball against your back and get comfortable with your new favorite toy.
Do these 4 exercises to get a good core and lower body workout in. Aim for 2-3 rounds:
– Hip bridge with feet on ball and bridge roll out.
– Dead Bug. Raise arms and legs into the air, press the ball in the middle of it, engage your abs and start to lower your left arm and right leg, then bring back up and alternate. The entire time keep your abs tight and press your lower back onto the floor.
– Hip lift with straight legs. Raise one leg, return to ball, lower to floor and back to ball. That’s 1 rep.
– Plank with feet on ball. Once established, start alternating leg lifts.