Saturday, 31 July 2010
You can also use your Bender Ball to give your oblique muscles a run for their money along with the rectus abdominus muscle. Carefully lie back on the Bender Ball with your feet flat on the floor. Roll back slowly until your thighs and body are parallel with the floor. Then raise your body up while contracting your abs, up to a 45 degree angle, but not more. The closer that your feet are together the less stable you will rest on the Bender Ball and the better of a workout you will give those internal and external oblique muscles.
Saturday, 24 July 2010
The beauty of the Bender Ball is that you give your abs a great workout without the need to strain your back, while at the same time using the abdominal muscles in a more efficient, effective manner. There are many ways to use the Bender Ball to get crunchless abs into your routine of exercise and fitness. Here are some new and maybe not so new ideas for Bender Ball exercise fun. How about trying the famous bicycle exercise with your Bender Ball.?
Just lay back using the Bender Ball to support your loser back. Then put your hands behind your head gently, do not pull or strain your neck in any way. Then bring your knees up to as close to a 45 degree angle as you can manage, and slowly rotate your legs as if you were riding a bicycle in a slow and smooth pedaling motion. Try to touch you right knee to your left elbow and your left knee to your right elbow. Remember to breathe slowly and evenly throughout.
This exercise is one of the best ways to give a great workout the rectus abdominus muscle, the main abdominal wall muscle which stretches from the pubic bone to the ribs.
Friday, 16 July 2010
The fun of summer reminds us that the years go by really fast, and that sometimes we need some new ideas to motivate us to be better and work harder to get to our goals. Incorporating Bender Ball into an exercise routine is a fantastic way to get to the level of health we want. It is also good to remind ourselves that if its good health that we want, Bender Ball is just a first step in a well-rounded program of healthy eating and fitness. It’s great to focus on that abs, but in order to have a healthy body to match; we must eat well and exercise the rest of our bodies, too.
Thursday, 8 July 2010
One of the greatest challenges to keeping in shape is eating properly. Summer presents an especially difficult challenge for me, because when I’m traveling, and when the kids are around more than usual, it is so tempting to go out to a restaurant for meals. I love eating out, and my kids are always on good behavior at restaurants, which is more than I can say about eating at home. So it becomes a real treat to go out with the family for a meal. But once at the restaurant I have a psychological need to get something new, or special, or different. After all, I went to all the trouble of coming to a restaurant, why should I order something that I can make just as well or even better at home. Or something that I eat all the time, like a salad. So what happens? I order something interesting and special, which also means fattening. I know I shouldn’t, but I do anyway.
But since I discovered Bender Ball, this has become almost a non-issue. My exercise plan with Bender Ball helps me to melt it off, to burn off any extra calories I may have consumed eating that yummy cordon bleu with buttered mashed potatoes on the side, or even worse, French Fries. I just add one five minute session of Bender Ball use, and I don’t have to worry about adding any pounds to my physique. So enjoy your meals at restaurants this summer. As long as you have your Bender Ball, you have nothing to fear.
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Have you begun planning your summer vacation yet? Not too long ago I used to dread the summer. Summer always meant to me feeling uncomfortable in a bathing suit, always wondering if people were looking at my enlarged tummy, or wobbly thighs. But that was then, and this is now. Since I discovered my Bender Ball and the easy way I have been able to melt it off, I enjoy my summers just like everyone else. We are thinking about renting out a little beach house, and just spending the lazy, hot days of summer relaxing on the beach, playing some tennis or volleyball, and not doing much of anything else. But one thing I will continue with are my crunch-less abs using my Bender Ball. Since the Bender Ball is so easy to transport, and working out with it hardly takes up any of my time, I will not forgo my five minutes of Bender Ball workouts. After all, Bender Ball and crunch-less abs are the reason I can go away to a Beach resort in the first place.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
I don't know about you, but I find going to the beach quite depressing. It's not easy to stay focused on yourself and your own personal goals when you look around and see so many people who look amazing. I know, for myself, that I look great and that I've been doing my crunchless abs with my Bender Ball and really working on my fitness and my physique.
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
The Bender Ball is a great way of slimming down, and it’s easy too since with around just 5 minutes a day, you can begin to see results relatively quickly. But some people are nonetheless frustrated that they are working really hard on their workouts and diets but nothing is happening. In a case like this, it is worth looking into the possible reasons why you are not losing weight. In this blog with a slideshow, seven reasons are suggested: http://www.fitsugar.com/home?page=1#post_8622093
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
As I mentioned in my last post, I'm a T.V. junkie. I love to watch a good hour or two of T.V. at night to unwind and enjoy time with my wife. I know that this isn't the best use of my time, per se, but it does allow me to relax and to enjoy a bit of an escape. As I mentioned before, however, I've started to use my T.V. time in more creative ways and I'm finding that I am a really good multi-tasker.