I hope everyone is having a good Tuesday so far. I’ve got a workout for you today, so read on.
Right now, to me, working out is basically synonymous with studying because in many cases I need to literally go through the motions in order to fully understand the personal training concepts that I’m learning.
The workout I’m sharing today is an example of textbook circuit training at its finest. I’m not even exaggerating; this circuit workout comes directly from my textbook and is intended for clients at the stability level, AKA everyone. Just a reminder that it is very important to build a strong core musculature before attempting any strength training or else you put yourself at risk of injury.
The main piece of equipment that you’ll need for this workout is a stability ball. Any gym will have a handful of stability balls for you to use, and if you’re someone who works out at home regularly, I highly recommend investing in one of your own. Aside from workouts, our stability ball comes in handy as an ottoman, extra seating when guests are over, and a backup desk chair when I feel like I’ve been sitting still for too long. Stability balls are also really affordable. You can easily find one for less than $20 online or at CVS, Target, Sport Chalet, etc. [This is very similar to the one we have at home.]
What’s the #1 rule of working out? Use proper form! The links below demonstrate the correct way to do these exercises so that you get the most out of your workout while avoiding injury. (Remember, it’s always a good idea to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program.)
It took me about 25 minutes to complete this circuit 3 times. Of course, you want to listen to your own body, take your time, and rest as needed. Let me know if you give this workout a try!
In other news… after seeing a skit about Scientology on SNL this past Saturday, Andrew and I decided to watch Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, HBO’s new documentary on the notorious
cult religion. Have any of you guys watched it? I felt like I actually learned a lot about Scientology from the documentary, which isn’t saying too much considering most of my previous knowledge came from South Park. To me, Scientology is super bizarre and super fascinating. It’s certainly not for me, but to each his own. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Question: Do you prefer to workout at home or at the gym? What’s your favorite piece of equipment to use?