Strong gluts and flat belly with a fitball: criss cross screw

//Strong gluts and flat belly with a fitball: criss cross screw

The first thing someone usually thinks when sees a fitball is “how fun it would be to sit on it and bounce”. Fitball are great for core strengthening, physical improvement and joint protection. There are ideal for functional training and rehabilitation. Due to their versatility they can offer a challenging program. The cost does not exceed 20 euros.

fitball exercises

Fitball exercises  “lead” to the next level.

Proprioception is necessary inside and outside the gym. It protects you from injuries as the joints are more stable and the muscles have the power to respond to “sudden” movements and situations.

You can exercise your entire body with a fitball as effectively as training with Pilates machines. Choose the right size and follow the instructions of our personal trainer Foteini Alexopoulou.

Criss cross screw

Exercise of the week!

This exercise focuses on the abdominals

Lie on your back with your legs  towards the sky and the fitball in between ankles. Place the palms below your head with shoulders wide apart. Lift your shoulders off the mat and bring your chin into your chest.

Keeping your legs straight and up towards the sky, begin  reaching your left elbow towards your right knee  switching to the opposite side.2 sets X 30 reps.

  • As you do the rotations, resist the urge  do the motion with your shoulders and arms
  •  Keep your head and shoulders off the mat
  • Move your legs slowly to keep the ball in between ankles

Varvara Solomonidou,Wellness Specialist, Personal Trainer, Seminar & Conference Lecturer, Pilates Master Trainer “AthensTrainers® Ultimate Pilates System®”, Member of Pilates Method Alliance (PMA),  Member of European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO), DNAFit®  Certified Trainer, General Manager & Owner of AthensTrainers®

Photos: Kostas Kapareliotis

Fotini wears H&M clothes, Ultra Boost Adidas shoes, mat and  Fitball from Intersport

Source: Body Magazine, April 2019

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