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Strength Training with Toning Balls – for the Shoulders

Posted in Core/Fitness,How-To,Toning Balls by Harmony on February 19, 2010

Following are just three shoulder strength training exercises that you can do with Soft-Weighted Toning Balls. For an added challenge you can do the Seated Shoulder Press on a Stability Ball (as shown).

Seated Shoulder Press and Side/Front Raises

Seated Shoulder Press and Side/Front Raises

Seated Shoulder Press

Sitting upright on a Stability Ball with feet flat on the floor, hold a Soft Weighted Ball in each hand at shoulder height.  Tighten abdominals as you press the Soft Weighted Balls straight up over your head.  Slowly lower Soft Weighted Balls back to shoulder height.  Repeat.

Side Raises

Standing with feet shoulder-width apart hold a Soft Weighted Ball in each hand down to your side.  Keeping arms straight, raise Soft Weighted Balls out to your sides until your arms are just above parallel to the floor.  Lower Soft Weighted Balls slowly back to your side.  Repeat.

Front Raises

Standing with feet shoulder-width apart, hold a Soft Weighted Ball in each hand down to your sides.  Keeping arms straight, raise Soft Weighted Balls in front of your body until your arms are just above parallel to the floor.  Lower Soft Weighted Balls slowly.  Repeat.

These exercises are showing a model using Natural Fitness Products that we carry.  Natural Fitness makes environmentally friendly yoga and fitness products, such as hemp yoga straps or phthalate-free vinyl fitness/Pilates products.

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