Leg Lift with Medicine Ball

A. Lie on your right side with your legs extended. Push your hips forward, and contract your buttocks and abs. Prop up your head with your right hand. Place a medicine ball against your left thigh, using your left hand to hold it in place.

B. Exhale as you raise your left leg, pressing out through your heel as you lift and keeping your foot flexed. Inhale as you lower. Repeat 15 to 20 times and then switch sides.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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