Dynamic Stretching Workout | Autumn Fitness
The 4-Move Dynamix Ball Workout
Though you may be after a hard body, going soft can offer some surprising benefits.
A Dynamax ball is easier and safer to grip, toss, and catch than its cousin, the medicine ball—but don't equate its softness with wimpiness. Unlike a rubber medicine ball, whose bounce allows you to build momentum, a Dynamax ball absorbs impact, forcing you to use more strength to keep it moving. This makes it a great tool for developing explosive core power, says Jessi Kneeland, a personal trainer at Peak Performance in New York City.
This circuit from Kneeland is designed to capitalize on that, while also firing up your fat burners. "Explosive exercises like the squat to overhead toss are more metabolically demanding than, say, a traditional overhead press," says Kneeland. The reps are kept low so you can give each one your max effort. "People tend to scale back their intensity when they know they're doing a ton of reps, which decreases the workout's effectiveness," she says.
Complete eight reps of each exercise, moving from one to the next with little or no rest in between. Rest 30 seconds, then repeat for a total of six sets.
1. Overhead Slam
Hold the ball with both hands directly overhead, arms straight, feet shoulder-width apart, and knees slightly bent(a). Brace your core and bring your arms forward to throw the ball onto the floor as hard as you can(b). That's one rep. Reset at start.
Quick Tip:For best results, throw the ball onto a mat or soft surface.
2. Side Throw
Stand with your left side about four feet from a wall; hold the ball with both hands near your right hip(a). Keeping your arms straight and core tight, pull the ball across the front of your body at chest height and throw it at the wall as you pivot on your right foot(b). That's one rep. Return to start, complete all reps, then switch sides and repeat.
3. Squat To Overhead Toss
Holding the ball with both hands at chest height, elbows bent and feet shoulder-width apart, sit your hips back and bend your knees to 90 degrees(a). In one motion, press through your heels to stand and toss the ball overhead(b). Catch it, then immediately lower into the next rep.
4. Overhead Walking Lunge
Hold the ball with both hands directly overhead, arms straight(a). Keeping your back flat and core tight, step your left foot forward and bend both knees into a lunge(b). Press through your left heel to stand, then step your right foot forward and repeat. That's one rep.
Video: Crunches, Oblique Crunches, Leg Presses on Ball
How to Look Great on a Budget
Horrible Internet Commenters Called This 14-Month-Old Girl Fat and Unhealthy
Top Celebrity Stylists Reveal Their 2014 Fashion Resolutions
Lady Gaga announces new Born This Way Ball’ tour
10 Best Drugstore Waterproof Mascaras
6 Bad Fitness Habits You Should Break
Amy Schumer is in talks to play Barbie for a new movie
Ashley Benson Is Over Photoshop and Playing Pointless Fillers forMen’
Top 10 Hair Transplantation Centers In Kolkata
How to Choose The Best Jewelry For Your Skin Tone
The Powerful Japa Meditation – What Is It And Its Benefits
10 dingen die je doormaakt als je weer contact zoekt met je ex
These Are the Most Searched-For Trainers in London
Under Armours CEO newspaper ad
Pictures of Mens Faux Hawk Haircuts