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Archive for June 25th, 2011

Stability Ball Pass

Posted by terrepruitt on June 25, 2011

This is number 10 in the Ten Minute Workout or number one if you are doing the set from number 10 to number 1.  The Stability Ball Pass is basically a sit up, but you are adding your legs into the mix.  So it is a V sit up.  You move your body to form a V.

Lie down on your back holding the ball between your lower legs more toward your ankles and feet, raise your legs with the ball still between them, at the same time bring your head, shoulders, upper chest and arms up to meet your legs with the ball.  Grab the ball and lower your upper body back down to the ground as your legs go down too.  While you are lowering your upper body down you are still holding the ball in your hands, your arms go over your head so the ball lands on the floor.  In this ten minute workout that is designed to be “one”.  Then lifting upper body while holding the ball to meet you legs, giving the ball to your legs and laying down again is two.  When you get comfortable and feel ready you can always call this whole thing “one” and do ten that way.

The ball and bringing you legs up might distract you from your upper body, but don’t let it.  Think of doing a regular sit up so your upper body is doing the correct movement, then add the legs with the goal of grabbing the ball.

As with all exercises squeezing all your muscles will help them work to their full potential.  If you want when you exchange the ball from legs to hands or hands to legs hold it for a moment with an extra squeeze.

So . . . does this make sense?  You got it?

Ok . . . .now you have details of all ten exercisesWhat questions do you have?  Do you want some explanation on how to do any of these with alternate equipment?  Or with no equipment?  Have you been doing the exercises?  Have you had any revelations or challenges?  Let me know.

Thank you.

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A Weekend Placeholder for You

Posted by terrepruitt on June 25, 2011

Let’s see what today brings.  I know it will bring my Ten Minutes Workout, Nia, and the rest is a mystery.  That is more funny than you know.

Well, I’ll be here.


June 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Ok.  DONE!  I must have done it really fast because I was able to get part way through the fourth exercise on a third round.  I obviously rushed through my lunges.  But I remember doing the first set slow and concentrating on my right foot.  So it must have been by the second round that I was already thinking about all that I have to do.

I procrastinate so when thing come up that I didn’t plan on it makes be rush other things.  But I did it.  I mean it is only ten minutes.  What takes me longer is posting a comment to check in.  :-)

I am also getting ready to post the details on the last exercise in the Ten Minute Workout.  Then I will finish out the month with more about the ten minute workout, but not sure exactly what.

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