Strong gluts and flat belly with a fitball: roll out to lunge

//Strong gluts and flat belly with a fitball: roll out to lunge

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.

Hamstring Curls

Exercise of the week!

Starting position: Supine position with your feet elevated on the fitball, hips off the floor and arms by your sides on the mat.

Execution: Inhale and during exhalation bend your knees to bring your feet in towards your glutes. This movement will cause the fitball to roll in towards you.

 

Perform 3 sets x 12-15 reps

  • you are resting on your shoulders
  • your body forms a straight line from neck to toe

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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