MENU

Fresh Start to Fitness: Isometric Resistance Ball Workout

poster_7ad80cbcd1fa4c3bb3ebcef39ed5d4ee.png
Fresh Start 2 Fitness - Isometric Resistance Band Exercises
Lying down and sitting are a part of everyday life. However, sometimes you have to be in one of those positions for extended periods of time whether it be a bed rest requirement after an injury or surgery or perhaps lengthy sitting time for travel, says Jeffrey Beck, exercise specialist with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray. Unfortunately, prolonged inactivity can lead to poor circulation and even blood clots under certain circumstances, Beck notes. He recommends that you complete the following routine with a resistance ball or anything similar during your down time to keep these ailments at arms length.


1) Heel Press: From a seated position, simply place both feet up on the resistance ball. Press your heels into the ball until you can feel the tension in your hamstrings. Hold for 30 seconds and then release. Repeat 5 times.

2) Resistance Ball Squeeze: From a seated position, place the resistance ball between your thighs. Squeeze your legs together until you can feel the tension in your inner thighs. Hold for 30 seconds and then release. Repeat 5 times.

3) Chest Squeeze: From a seated or standing position, hold the resistance ball in your arms. Press your arms together until you feel the tension throughout your chest and shoulders. Hold for 30 seconds and then release. Repeat 5 times.

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER