Cool stuff on Zulily and a new ab workout

Oh how I can’t wait to work my abs again! But I’m still putting together workouts so here is a great ab routine:

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Here are the links to the moves:

Revolved Ab pose
Bicycle crunches
Toe touches
Hip touch plank

I promised myself I wouldn’t buy anything the month of January that we didn’t need, dang you Zulily! Ok I haven’t bought anything yet but it’s sitting in my cart begging to be bought, haha. I’ve wanted a balancing board and weighted ball for a while, but I’m trying to hold off. I mean really I’m not going to be able to use it for a few months anyway. But if any of you have Christmas money to spend they had some good stuff on their site!

Weighted Pilates ball

Stability Ball

Balance Board

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Fave move Friday and balance

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Back raises:

What it works: Back, Core (And with the ball and my feet against the wall I feel this in my glutes as well)

 

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Stability Ball push-up:

What it works: Core, Arms

If you haven’t guess it already, I love my stability ball and use it all the time! The stability ball is great for working on your balance. Balance is an important part of exercise that can be helpful in any sport when it comes to improvement and injury prevention.  I found two articles here and here if you want to do some more reading up on it.

Here are some great options for working on balance:

Stability ball:

Bosu:

Balancing boards:

I watched our local college basketball team use this Reebok stability board while training at the gym. It seems like a much more affordable option to the Bosu although not as big. I’ve had my eye on a Bosu, but they are spendy, so I will keep using the ones at the gym for now.

Any one else have a favorite balancing move that they love?

More fave gear and I’m back!

I’m back from my blogging hiatus, (more on that in a couple of weeks). When I don’t workout I really don’t feel like blogging. Anywhooo, we have been back at the track the last couple of weeks trying to soak up every second of nice weather left. Here is how our workout went down today:

(1 mile warm up and stretch)

Take no breaks!:

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Awesome quick workout

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Here is some more of my fave gear:
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Nike Tank and Shorts.
This tank would almost be my favorite, but the color has faded quite a bit, so it’s number 2. The shorts are my favorite, however the only flaw is the pockets. The pockets are worthless. When I stick my phone in the pocket, it falls down past the bottom of my shorts. So I really don’t carry much around in those things! But I usually don’t stick stuff in my pockets any way for fear that it will fly out while running. Instead I carry around this thing. Full review on that later!

Tell me what your favorite workout gear item is!?