Exercise balls are a fun, great way to exercise your body, especially your core. Exercise balls come in different sizes. On the right ball, your knees will be bent at a 90 degree angle when you sit down on it with your feet flat on the floor. If you are a beginner learning to balance on a ball, brace it with rolled towels or pillows. Exercise balls can be utilized in a variety of exercises. Here are our Top Five.
5 core exercises on an exercise ball
Personal trainer Ralph Roberts can help you perfect exercise ball workouts. Once you get the hang of it, you can do the ball workouts at home as part of rotational training that exercises every part of your body. If you have questions about how to use an exercise ball or are interested in personal training sessions that employ an exercise ball, contact me today.
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If you are looking for a new way to get fit, you need to check out TRX workouts. This fitness system offers a full body workout based entirely on your own body weight. It offers a cardio workout at the same time you are getting a strength training session. You have full control through the routine while the workout works out the muscles around the core. The best part of TRX exercises is that just about anyone can do it. They are low-impact and a great way to get in shape.
How Does TRX Training Work?
If you walk into a modern fitness center, you may notice a few straps hanging down from the ceiling. Those straps are at the core of the TRX system. They are what you use to do a whole exercise routine. TRX training was developed by a former Navy SEAL who brought together the best of military training with the latest information from fitness experts and pro sports to develop this system.
What is so special about a TRX workout?
The magic of TRX is that it concentrates your workout around your core. As you work out with these straps, your core is constantly correcting itself as your weight shifts. This works out all the muscles and ligaments of your trunk. As you do the workout, you are building up your heart rate and getting a cardio and a strength workout simultaneously. It is a great workout for people at almost any fitness level. Professional athletes find this workout quite challenging. Complete novices find the workout easy enough to do that it does not discourage them from building a fitness routine. That is what makes TRX so special.
How can you get started with a TRX workout?
Trying out a new fitness routine is often a bit scary. You don't know what you are doing, but want to give it a try. You could invest in a TRX system for your house. But, how do you get started? Also, if you find that you don't like it, it is money wasted.
The best way to get started with a TRX workout is to find a gym or health club near home or work that offers this equipment. You will want to work with a personal trainer who knows the system as well. This will give you a chance to learn how to use the equipment properly and see if you like it or not.
Who should you contact?
Set an appointment with me, Ralph Roberts. I'm a professional Amarillo personal trainer at the Downtown Athletic Club who knows the TRX system and can help you develop an effective workout routine. Give me a call today.
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