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Strength Training with Toning Balls – for the Lower Body

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

Following are just two lower body strength training exercises that you can do with Soft-Weighted Toning Balls.  If you’d feel more comfortable doing lunges on a non-slip surface, consider using a Yoga Mat as your base.

Squats & Lunges with Toning Balls

Squats & Lunges with Toning Balls

Squats with Toning Balls

Begin standing with feet parallel, shoulder-width apart.  Hold a Soft Weighted Ball in each hand down to your sides.  Keep abdominals tight while you bed hips and knees to perform a squat.  Repeat.

Lunges with Toning Balls

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart.  Hold a Soft Weighted Ball in each hand down to your sides.  Lift right knee high and take a large step forward.  Bend right knee to ninety degrees without the left knee touching the floor.  Step back into starting position.  Repeat by alternating legs.

If you are interested in reading more exercises using Toning Balls, just look to the right-side column on your screen and click on “Toning Balls” under our How-To Section.  This is the fifth article provided by Natural Fitness.  The product shown is an eco-friendly, phthalate-free Toning Ball.  These soft-weighted exercise balls are also called Pilates Balls, because you can incorporate them into your Pilates floor routines just as easily.

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