Total Body Workouts with the Exercise Ball

Roll some fun into your fitness program with an inexpensive exercise ball and six simple exercises. You probably know that strength training boosts your metabolism by building lean muscle mass. But if you thought you needed to pump iron to reap the benefits, think again. With an exercise ball and a little space, you can build muscle and increase your metabolism with a full-body workout.

An exercise ball fitness program will give you a total body workout that will target core muscles, such as the abdominal, hips, and lower back. The exercise ball workouts require the muscles to constantly work to keep you balance giving muscles a consistent workout. The benefit received from the Exercise ball workouts are huge it improves postured, increases weight loss, builds muscle mass while toning sculpting your body.

Additional muscles are activated that work to keep you balanced on the ball. That means you are now working harder and essentially getting more bang for your buck while not increasing your exercise time.  We all know how hard it is to slim down our inner thighs, it is one of the hardest area of our body to get into shape, but it can be done. Below is a great workout for the inner-thighs so start getting those inner thighs in shape now.

INNER-THIGH CRUNCH

Targets: Inner thighs and abs.

Lie on your back with your knees bent at 90 degrees and your shins parallel to the floor. Place the ball between your knees and squeeze your legs together to hold it there.

If you have lower-back pain, place your hands under the small of your back for support. Keeping your lower back on the floor, inhale and lift your heels (with your knees still bent) toward the ceiling.

Exhale and lower your feet and legs back to the starting position.

Repeat 10 times.

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