Are you looking for a new way to kick off the New Year? Working out is amazing for both your physical and mental wellbeing, and it’s never too late to start. Whether you need help getting back into fitness or want new ways to workout, this is the blog for you. And if you want to shake things up a bit and feel excited about working out, you could consider doing one of these new workouts each week:
Battle rope is a simple yet effective exercise that will increase your arm strength while also giving you a great cardio workout simultaneously. To begin, attach the ropes to the floor and grip the ropes with palms facing the floor. Make sure your feet are hips-width apart and your toes pointing forward with your knees slightly bent. Then move both arms at the same time up, then down, using full range of motion. Continue to do this for 30 seconds to complete the rep.
Medicine Ball Floor Slams
There is something so satisfying about simply smashing a medicine ball on the ground. You are both getting your anger out and getting a good workout in. CanDo® Firm Medicine Balls are ideal for this exercise because they are heavy yet can give a nice little bounce. To begin, have your feet shoulder-width apart and then lift the CanDo® Medicine Ball above your head. Then use all the force in your body to slam the medicine ball into the floor in front of you. You can then catch it on the rebound or pick it back up to repeat the process. Try going for about 10 to 15 reps to complete the set.
Dumbbell Chest Presses on Exercise Ball
You may have done a chest press with dumbbells before, but have you ever done it on an exercise ball? This advanced technique works on your core as well as your chest as you try to balance yourself while also doing a chest press. To begin, sit on the CanDo® Exercise ball with the CanDo® Dumbbells resting on your thighs. Then slowly walk your body forward until your upper back is resting on the ball and your feet are right under your knees. Then, slowly shift the dumbbells so they’re in chest-press position. Making sure your knees are bent at 90-degrees and your elbows slightly flared to the sides. Then press the dumbbells up so your arms are straight above your chest and then bring them back down to complete the rep. Try going for about 10 to 15 reps to complete the set.
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Article written by William Graves.