Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Ever gone through a workout and afterwards said, "That was great, except I forgot to work my triceps," or "I should have done a set of leg lifts"? Here’s a workout that will have you thinking, "Why haven't I don... Read more
Congratulations on purchasing SparkPeople's Fitness Starter Kit! You've taken the first step in making fitness—and all the benefits that come with it—a priority in your life. So you've got the kit…but where do you begin... Read more
This is the printable version of our 15-Minute Ball Workout Video. We recommend that you watch the video (and read its supporting text) before trying this abbreviated version.
Squats with Ball Lift
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A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n... Read more
What type of workout was it? Strength workouts burn less calories during, but more afterward; cardio is the opposite. I also second the motion for a heart rate monitor. (I have a Fitbit Surge as mine)... Read more
So for me, I workout first thing in the morning (after breakfast) and it helps me get energized for the day. I don't get an opportunity to relax/get on the couch consequently. I learned that if I worked out later in the day I'd never get there.... Read more
Sweet! Morning workouts aren't for everyone, but if they work for you (they work for me) keep it up, as it's a really great way to make sure that you get it in before the day gets into full gear. :-)... Read more
Woke up 30 mins earlier and got my workout in before getting the kids up, fed, lunches made, and 3 out the door for school. That's saying something, I am not a morning person. But I feel great and have a ton of energy. Usually I workout during the ba... Read more
Four days ago I joined SP. At that time, I replaced the computer chair with a stability ball (Swedish ball). Now, as I spend time on the computer, I do exercises on the ball. It's fun and doesn't feel like a workout, although I already see improve... Read more
Medicine Balls provide a great alternative to the standard free weights and resistance bands many of us own and use for strength training at home. Not only do medicine balls provide us with a larger range of motion compared to other workout equipm... Read more
One of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment found in the gym, or even in your own home, is the stability ball. Not only does it help you to build better core stabilization, while aiding in balance and flexibility, it also allows for a m... Read more
Did part of the Ball Workout today. Started but the soup I had for lunch threatened to come up. Had been 3 hours since I ate so I didn't think anything about it, but my stomach did not agree with it. Because I wanted to write down the exercise list,... Read more
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