Saturday, June 14, 2008

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK.. WOO! HOO!

Okay ladies. This is the first exercise to start off your summer workout program! I have started with abs because that is my favorite thing to work and what mom or any non-mom doesn't want to work their stomach? This is actually is an exercise that I love doing and my clients love as well. You feel it not only in your abs, but your arms and your quads. I will give instruction on each exercise but if you have any physical issues that you might need to modify that exercise feel free to leave me a comment and I will give you additional assistance.



Sit erect on the floor with legs extended in front of you, knees bent slightly. Hold a medicine ball or anything that weighs about 5-8lbs. Look around your house you will find something i.e. a dumbbell, a small water jug. Hold it close to your middle, elbows bent close to sides. Slowly rotate to your left, as if to set the ball just behind your left hip; follow the ball with your eyes, allowing your upper torso to rotate. Repeat, this time rotating to your right side; continue alternating sides. Start with 2 sets of 12 to 20 reps.
Add a third set if you can, resting 1 minute between sets.

Good Luck and leave a comment with any questions that you might have. I would be glad to help.

2 comments:

Shannon said...

That's great Jenny!! I have never tried that, I'm a boring old crunches girl normally. This is exactly what I need to tighten up my whole torso area . . . I'm going to try it tonight. I'm going to post this on my site if you don't mind (a link to your exercise of the week) b/c lots of my friends who read it are new moms looking to exercise. Thanks!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

My husband made his exercise ball 20 pounds!! I don't believe I will be using that one... :) Pain!!

I think I am going to LOVE this series!

I'm so glad I met you! :)

-Andrea