Work your inner thighs while doing abdominal crunches? Watch this video to learn how adding a Stability Ball to your core workout can incorporate other muscles – giving you a more complete workout in the same amount of time.
The benefit of using a Resistance Band is that you can adjust the resistance level so easily. This allows you to quickly alter the resistance level from one exercise to another, or to increase the resistance over time as your strength improves. All with the same product! Although this video shows these exercises being done with Resistance Tubes, you could also use the elastic resistance bands, which are also called Pilates Bands.
Ready to increase the intensity of these exercises? Try substituting your stable four-legged chair with a Stability Ball to add a balance challenge to these same routines. You may wish to start with a wall or chair nearby as you learn to balance yourself when doing these exercises.
These video offers 22 minutes of workouts for your arms, core, and legs…all while in a sitting position.
The following Prenatal Yoga video using a Yoga Ball is the second in our four-part series. If you missed last week’s video, you may wish to start with that 10-minute video before watching this 9 1/2 minute continuation of this practice offered by Sara Varona.
In today’s practice you will practice doing the ever-so-important-for-pregnancy squats in which you will use the Yoga Ball, but you may also wish to add a Yoga Bolster, Yoga Blocks, or a Yoga Blanket if you struggle with doing squats with your heels flat on the floor. This is also a great time to use Yoga Wedges which will offer that stable, sloped angle to raise your heels and still have the necessary support.
In addition to squats, you will perform some arm-strengthening exercises – perfect practice for carrying your new baby!
Over the next several weeks we are going to offer several videos on Prenatal Yoga. This is the first of four videos from Sara Varona. In these videos, Sara recommends having a Yoga Ball, 1 or 2 Yoga Bolsters, and a small pillow to rest your head in Savasana.
For this first video, all you’ll need is the Yoga Ball. Yoga Ball manufacturers provide sizing charts to allow you to choose the right size based on your height. You’ll find this information on each of our product pages. Primarily you will want a ball that will allow you to sit with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle.
Yoga Balls are also called Stability Balls, among many other terms, and can be used in many exercises – not just for these prenatal yoga poses. These poses can also be performed by anyone just to add some variety to your practice.
Before starting this video, I’d recommend turning up the volume on both your computer and the video itself, and find a nice quiet room. The one drawback to this series was the volume being slightly too low.
This video is just the first 10-minutes of her entire practice – so don’t leave yourself unbalanced, be sure to do the Warrior II and Side Angle on your opposite side, too! And come back next Tuesday for more of Sara’s Prenatal practice.
Use a stability ball when performing this common swim stroke exercise. It’s a great way to work your abs, back, arms and shoulders.
Check out our selection of Yoga Balls. Be sure to select the right size for your height. You can also choose from standard stability balls or burst-resistant stability balls. We also carry an eco-friendly, phthalate-free vinyl yoga ball. These balls have many names – Stability Ball, Yoga Ball, Exercise Ball, and Pilates Ball to name just a few. But these all refer to these large, inflatable vinyl workout balls.
In 2 1/2 minutes you’ll learn some nice core workouts on the stability ball. You’ll see how to do plank poses, push-ups, and tucks on the ball. Stability Balls will help you intensify your workouts because you’ll need to engage more muscles to stay balanced. Plus, a Stability Ball adds some variety to your weekly routines.
Part II of Office Workouts with a Stability Exercise Ball. This short video shows some standing exercises, while last week’s video showed some exercises you could do seated on your stability ball.
A quick introduction to how you can use a Stability Exercise Ball at your office. This first video shows some seated exercises. Next week we’ll show the standing exercises.