Weight loss calls for cardio, and these exercise ball workouts will have you lifting, swinging and crunching to burn those excess calories. Red rid of the flab with this free video on stability ball exercises.
Hi, I'm CarolAnn with cyberworkouts.com and I'm going to show you weight loss exercise ball workouts. Now, the one thing that you need to keep in mind is that if you are trying to lose weight, it is all about calories in, calories out. So, you need to make sure that you are expending more calories then you are taking in, in order to lose weight. So, let's get started. Grab your ball and you want to move that body. So, we have to get in cardio exercise to burn those excess calories. So, whatever it is to take to move that body, I've got my stability ball here. And it's a little bit of resistance getting my heart rate up. And I can take that ball side to side, contract those abdominal muscles. When you are doing cardio exercises you want to perform anywhere between 20 to 30 minutes of continuous movement. Another exercise with the stability ball is to squat down and lift up. Down and up. And to make this even more intense you can add a jump with it. Squat down and jump. So, those are all great standing cardio exercises. Now, to sit down on the ball, come on down and just do a little jumping up and down. This is a lot of fun. It gets your heart rate up. Add arm movements to this. Continue to move 20 to 30 minutes. You can even do jumping jacks on the ball. Keep your arms moving at the same time. You can even do marching in place, pumping those arms. So, those are all great cardio exercises that you can perform. Now, with any weight loss program, you also need to incorporate weight training or muscle conditioning. So, another great exercise you can do on the ball involves your abdominals. So, come on down and you want to place the small of your back on the ball. Place your hands behind your head and crunch up. Now, this is a really good exercise for the rectus abdominis, those long abdominal muscles that go from the sternum to your pubic bone. To work the obliques go diagonal. Remember to exhale coming up, inhale when you go down. So, we are working those obliques. Another abdominal exercise is 3-D, so you can go into a big circle. Really working that waistline, and I know people that are looking to lose weight they always look for their stomach to go down at the same time. Reverse, go the other way. So, any abdominal exercises that you perform you can do about 20 to 25 reps of each of those exercises. That is your weight loss exercise ball workout. I'm Carol Ann with cyberworkouts.com.