Move of the Week 1.21.13

Anelena is my beautiful (inside and out!!) demonstrator this week!!  She’s an incredible mother of 8 year old twins and a 13 year old girl.  She’s a lawyer who dedicates herself to her family, and always finds the time to exercise and take care of herself.  Thanks Ane!!

Let’s use the ball this week!!  I love this piece of equipment–you can do so much with it!

We will use this to work core, upper and lower back, shoulders, hamstrings, and glutes….

Hold that ball with one hand on each end and stand with your feet together.

As you lean over from your hips, put a slight bend in your Right leg as you lift your Left leg behind you…as you do this, your arms are going to reach that ball out, ending over your head.  You should now be in a flat back position parallel to the ground.

From there, bring that Left knee in, as you pull the ball towards it,

and then extend both the arm and leg back out to the the previous position.

Lower your left leg straight to the ground, as your body comes back upright and your arms lower back in front of your body.  You are now in your starting position.

Repeat this by standing on the Left leg and raising the Right leg behind you.

Take it slow…no rush…the more your control this, the more effective the exercise will be.

Attempt 10 times on each leg.  Repeat that 2-3 more times.