When the going gets tough, the tough get creative and ask their friends to drive them to Target.
- 65cm stability ball
- L/M/H flat resistance bands (way cheaper than other types)
- set of 5lb and 10lb dumbells
- smelly old yoga mat
Workout: I added a twist to some of my PT strengthening activities and then got crazy with the stability ball.
- 2 min of jiggling patella around (PT)
- 10 quad sets, x3 (PT)
- 10 single leg lift x2 (PT) in pilates position
- 10 leg raises/abduction (PT)
- a whole bunch of range of motion knee bends on the stability ball
- 20 bridges on ball, x2
- 40 pumps of ‘the hundred’ in low boat pose, x2
- 10 crunches with back on the ball, x1
- 15 seated bicep curls with 10lbs, x2
- 10 overhead dumbell press 5lbs, x2
- 15 dumbell press lying on ball, x1
- 20 crunches lying on ball
- 20 seated row with resistance band wrapped around table leg/good leg, x2
- 30 seated dumbbell/Russian twists, x2 — I could have probably done these on the mat instead of the ball because my shoulders felt the press a lot but my core wasn’t super engaged.
- 10 reverse plank with leg raise, x2 (these are nice and challenging at the end)
I wasn’t really into the idea of adding any triceps to this workout because I worked up an incredible sweat crutching to various departments in Target. My one-leg planking abilities are pretty lame, and I have to watch my push ups and certain arm exercises because of bursitis in my right shoulder. All in all, a pretty successful round of exercise!