Workouts are tricky. If you’re anything like me, you spend a considerable amount of time scoping out new exercises in fitness
magazines and online, looking for that new twist on the simple squat or that new way to sit on a stability ball that will challenge your muscles in new and unforseen ways.
Then, as soon as you find the perfect workout, your muscles are bored again, and it’s time to change.
I’ve felt that way about my core- and hip-strengthening workout recently. I’ve been committed to a full injury-preventing lineup for several months now, which means I’m getting to the end of my rope as far as tweaking the exercises for maximum impact.
That’s why I was so excited for find this great workout with stability balls, medicine balls and a BOSU in the most recent issue of Women’s Health. I tried it at the gym on Monday, and can confirm that the stability-ball leg raise and the stability-ball hand walks will wake up even the most bored muscles. I mixed it up even more by hopping on the step mill for cardio (when’s the last time you did that?).
Next up: A group run with Pacers Silver Spring tonight, and a physical therapy session with Beefcake Brad on Wednesday. Stay tuned for his killer kettlebell workout later this week.
Have you found any really fantastic core exercises recently? If so, share them by posting a comment!