Do you have a stability ball at home that just collects clothes or has turned into a toy for the kids or the dog? Are you asking yourself what is a stability ball? It’s the big exercise ball you purchased awhile ago but never really used. I’ve created a fun strength workout you can do at home or at the gym. All you need is a mat, stability ball, and some free weights.
One of the benefits to using a stability ball is you incorporate more muscles balancing on/with the ball. The more muscles you use, the more calories you burn. Working on the ball helps to improve balance and core strength (abdominal & lower back muscles).
Stability balls come in different sizes, so you want to make sure you have the correct size for you! When seated on the ball, your thighs should be parallel to the floor. In most cases, leave the larger sizes for the taller people.
Incorporate the ball in your next strength workout by trying the exercises listed below.
- Side Lunges - lift leg up & over the ball
- Hamstring ball roll
- Preacher ball bicep curl
- Outer thigh lift on ball
- Tricep dips on ball
- Ball wall squats
- Chest press on ball
- Seated shoulder press on ball
- Seated reverse fly on ball