Gaiam sent me the product you see in this post for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
Why do some people have perfectly healthy lifestyles… they eat fairly healthy and they never miss a workout? And then ya got me. Mz. Lazy Pantz. I just can not seem to find the time during my day to work out, even though the Revolt Fitness Program I was doing was really only take about 20 minutes per day… so how in the world can I say I do not have time?
So yeah. I’m a bum. And I have about 20 lbs. to lose. Still.
I always have 20 lbs. to lose.
I decided to start back up with my Revolt Fitness Program but do the workout only. On days that I don’t want to do that particular workout, I plan on doing the challenges… have you heard of them? It’s where you do squats, crunches and planks daily. You start with only a few and throughout the month you do more and more each day.
I’ve been doing these simple exercises with dumbbells but recently the folks at Gaiam sent me a 10 lbs. medicine ball to review. So most of the Revolt exercises I have been able to do with the medicine ball.
I received the Reebok Abs Black Medicine Ball:
I can do just about everything I need to with the medicine ball versus the dumbbells. Every-so-often I need to switch to the dumbbells though.
Reebok Abs Black Medicine Ball Features:
- Targeted Muscle Area: Total Body, Abs, Legs, Arms, Back, Core Muscles
- Material: Rubber
- Weight: 10.0 Lb.
Ab Crunches with Medicine Ball
Here is a modified crunch I am doing with the medicine ball. I keep my feet up, try to touch my toes with the medicine ball and when laying back down I raise the ball over my head. This is working a lot of different muscles in my ab area… don’t mind my daughter in the background mimicking me lift my legs haha. (See her in the right pic?)
Squats with Medicine Ball
The squats I have been doing are from the Revolt Fitness Program. Hold the ball near your chest, squat down, and before coming back up, bend over and touch the ball to your left foot, and then on the way back up raise ball straight up. Next time, touch right foot.
This is working more than a regular squat would.
These are really easy exercises that are quick and do not take much time… but really work. When I’m doing them, I tend to think, “this won’t work” – but then I wake up the next day and can feel that they do work. And adding the extra weight to my workout really makes a big difference.
Head over to Gaiam, they have a fantastic selection of yoga and fitness products!
Do you use dumbbells, medicine ball or kettle bells?